Native Landscaping Workshop Series

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Discover how to design and add native plants to your landscape in our 5-week Native Landscaping Workshop Series. Each session is taught by Urban Ecology Center Land Stewards and will have hands-on learning and/or discussion.

All sessions are on Wednesday nights from 5 - 7pm.
April 20th - May 18th

Register for the entire series

$50 for Members / $65 for non-members for entire series. 

Register by April 13th.

Apil 20

Why Plant Natives? 

This week we'll discuss the many ecological benefits of native plants and why you should incorporate them into your yard.

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Measuring and Drawing your Existing Yard 

This week you'll learn how to properly measure, map and take inventory of your own yard in order to develop a landscape design.

May 4

Creating the Blueprint for your New Yard

This week you'll learn how to draw a landscape blueprint for a beautiful yard that incorporates principles of design and ecology.

May 11

Plant Selection and Site Preparation 

This week we'll discover the importance of proper site preparation and which species of plants to select for your site.

May 18

Planting and Maintaining for the Long Term

This week you'll learn best planting and maintenance techniques through a hands on planting of a native garden in Riverside Park.


Register for the entire series


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Native Landscaping Open House

Saturday, May 21 | 10am - 1pm

Adding native Wisconsin flowers, grasses, shrubs and trees to the landscape design of your home or business adds beauty, increases food and habitat for wildlife, and improves soil and water. Talk to local landscaping and native plant professionals to learn how to get started with native landscaping, and purchase native plants best suited for your location! Be sure to attend a presentation during the Open House to deepen your understanding of native landscaping benefits and practical know-how.

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