Tips & Tricks for Native Gardens

Date: Monday, July 11th, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)


This month’s program focuses on a variety of topics that relate to natives. Specifically, you will learn about drought-tolerant natives, propagating natives from seeds, and natives for shade. Our presenters are Sherrie Snyder, Robin Vandermay, and Jan Turner. The program will be in a roundtable format, where each presentation is given three times. Attendees rotate from one presentation to another, which allows you to take advantage of each. Please come with your questions about native gardening, even if not specifically related to these topics.? We look forward to seeing you!

Presenter Bios

Sherrie Snyder, our current chapter President, is also a founding member. She has been integrating and learning about natives in home landscaping for over 10 years. She is also a Master Naturalist.

Robin Vandermay has been involved with landscaping and natives for many years. She is involved with the many beautification projects for the City of Bloomington. Currently, she oversees the chapter’s special native planting projects such as the Community Cancer Center.

Jan Turner has been propagating native plants for about 25 years after visiting the Funk?s Grove area with a friend. Currently, she owns Native Plants of Illinois Nursery. Visit Jan at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market or check out her Facebook page.



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