The Brainerd Chapter of Wild Ones and Eleanor Burkett will present Native Gardens for Home Landscapes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.
Native gardens don’t have to be huge land restorations. This session will focus on incorporating native gardens of small to moderate size into your home landscape.
In addition to “how to” tips, there will be a discussion of surprises and “lessons learned” based on Burkett’s experience with her own urban home landscape and her work professionally in designing, implementing and maintaining native gardens.
Burkett is an Extension educator in water resources for the University of Minnesota Extension and a founding member of the Brainerd Chapter of Wild Ones. She has taught and been involved in research about shore land filter gardens, native plants and rain gardens for 13 years.
She is an avid vegetable gardener and has incorporated several native gardens into her small home landscape in Brainerd.
Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Cost is $3 for the public and free for Wild Ones members.