Native Plants: Sharing of Skills and Experiences

Date: Monday, July 10th, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)

In this Roundtable program you will be able to participate in different mini-session presentations on three native plant-related topics.  These topics will help you become a more skilled observer in your garden and will also help you spark the interest of children in native plants.  The following topics will be presented: ?Identifying Native Plants?, ?Identifying Insects in Your Native Plant Garden?, and “Children?s Activities with Native Plants?.

  • Patrick Murphy will help you learn to identify plants in your native garden and whether they are friend or foe. Patrick is the Horticulturist and Curator of the Fell Arboretum at Illinois State University.  He also manages the ISU Scientific Greenhouse and is an ISU alumnus.
  • Kelly Allsup will provide resources for insect identification in your native plant garden. Kelly is the University of Illinois Horticulture Educator serving the communities in Livingston, McLean and Woodford counties.
  • Marcia Rossi will share information on how to involve children in activities with native plants. Marcia Rossi is a former principal of Metcalf School and has experience conducting various nature-related activities with children.

Learn about more ways you can be part of the native plant movement.