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Planting for Pollinators , returning balance to nature in your own backyard

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Planting for Pollinators , returning balance to nature in your own backyard
an 8 session course meeting monthly


The headlines have become familiar: Honeybee populations in decline, Monarch butterflies near extinction and bird populations crashing. Add this to the ongoing pandemic and social and political upheaval and it is enough to send even the strongest among us into despair.

But take heart — there is hope and it is in your own backyard. 

And front yard for that matter

You can take positive steps to address many of these challenging issues of our times right where you live through deeper understanding of the needs of the plants and animals in your yard and practicing some specific steps to improve their lives and yours


Join master horticulturist and longtime Marin County beekeeping mentor Bonnie Morse on a comprehensive 8 session course which will walk you through the process of transforming a very traditional front yard lawn garden into a living habitat intended to support and reconnect the land with the food web and living systems nearby. Participants will learn skills and gain practical experience which they can bring home and apply to their own yards and gardens and will receive a personalized private consultation with Bonnie


Over the course we will visit established gardens to review design techniques, specialty nurseries to learn about important plant  species and work a demonstration project in which we will take part in all the key steps to transform a local front yard.


A key element of the course will be getting our hands dirty with the  non-chemical removal of existing lawn area at a local San Rafael residential front yard in the effort to transform it into a life giving pollinator and wildlife habitat .


In doing so we will follow the advice of ecologist Doug Tallamy who notes “ If American’s replanted half of their lawns with native plants, shrubs and trees, we would have more wildlife habitat than all the national parks combined”


Dont miss out on this rare opportunity as available spaces are limited 


Times: Sundays March through October 930am to 1130am (3/28, 4/25/,5/16,6/13,7/18,8/15,9/19 and 10/17)

Locations: TBA

Cost $475 includes reference material and private consult

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March 28
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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