Wildscape Ambassador 201 Workshop + Special Presentation by PPAN
Native pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and birds are declining in Colorado and elsewhere in the U.S. largely due to habitat loss. This talk will explore ways that home gardeners can help to reverse this trend by utilizing beautiful, water-saving, native plants that provide essential forage and shelter for wildlife.
Associations between plants and pollinators will be explored in detail, as well as information on how to grow the plants including height, width, soil and water requirements, and timing of bloom. The talk will also include an investigation of how the structure and arrangement of the garden design, and specific cultural practices, can benefit both plants and wildlife.
12:30 Doors Open & Sign-In
1:00 Opening Remarks
Overview of Wildscape Ambassador program what have we achieved and where are we going? Provide roadmap of todays training.
1:05 Presentation: Native Plants for Pollinators
Jamie Weiss, Audubon Rockies
1:55 Grab Snacks + Raffle
2:10 Plant Selection & Design
Overcoming hurdles on native plant availability and putting together an eye-catching design Learn these tips to help overcome the terminology and limited native plant stock in our nurseries. Activity to include creating your own design and arrangement of plants based on site assessment and various environmental factors.
Keep your garden flourishing You have planted your garden, now what? Learn how to best care for your newly planted garden and what to expect maintenance wise.
3:00 Pollinators Need Our Help How to Start a Pollinator Safe Neighborhood
Liana Street, People and Pollinator Action Network
Pollinator populations continue to decline and they need our help to survive. Please join us to find out what you can do in your own backyard and neighborhood to provide a safe haven for pollinators as well as all life.
3:25 Wrap Up/Final Remarks
Denver University (View)
2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208