From Turf to Native Plantings: Two Different Approaches

Date: Monday, January 13 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Univ of IL Extension Building, Daniel T. Kelley Auditorium (map and directions)


Do you want to replace some or all of your lawn with native plantings but not sure how to start? Come and hear two speakers discuss who have established and maintained native plantings in former grassy areas. Jack Pfaffmann, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and Co-President of Illinois Prairie chapter of Wild Ones, will describe how he and other Wild Ones members converted lawn into a very successful native garden at the Children’s Foundation in Bloomington. Matt Hickman, environmental educator and Co-Chair of the Stewardship Committee for Parklands Foundation, will detail the different method he used in overseeing the conversion of “industrial turf” at the Mennonite  Church of Normal into an extensive and brilliant rain garden.
Wild Ones programs are free and open to the public; this program is handicapped accessible.

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