2020 Events Calendar

Membership meetings:

January 28th,2020 – 6:30 PM at Brookview
Sonia Casey will present Growing and Foraging Medicinal Plants for our Herbal Pharmacy. Sonia will talk about the invaluable medicinal uses of our pesky weeds, wonderful annuals, amazing perennials, time honored kitchen cupboard herbs, valuable native plants, shrubs, and trees.

February 25th, 2020 – 6:30 PM, Brookview
Turf Alternatives, by Organic Blb
Are you tired of the same old high maintenance Kentucky bluegrass lawn? There are many alternatives and different ways to create them. Bee lawns, clover, no mow lawns are some of the alternatives that will be discussed. All methods use organic practices and products. Resources for information, suppliers and service providers will be covered, so you will have what you need to convert your lawn into an alternative turf.

March 8th, 9:00-1:00
Winter Market, Brookview

March 24th, 2020 – 6:30 PM, Brookview
Cathy Waldhauser,CHW Landscape/Design
Hardy and Easy Plants for the Home Landscape
Are you overwhelmed when trying to select plants for a home landscape project? Do you tend to buy whatever looks prettiest at the garden center or online only to be disappointed or surprised by how it performs in your yard? We will begin with the functions plants can perform in the home landscape … curb appeal or framing an entrance, cooling shade or wind protection, privacy, window views, defining a space, and more … and look at some of the hardy classic and underutilized plants that fulfill those needs. The focus will be on hardy, tried and true classics and some underutilized, less common plants that are long-lived, low-input and low-maintenance.

April 28th, 2020 – 6:30 PM, Brookview
Dr. Mary Meyer, professor, U of MN
Dr. Meyer will speak on the benefits of using native grasses in your landscape.

May, 2020 No meeting in May. Our annual plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 16th.