GODFREY — Residents can learn about the benefits of incorporating native species into a yard or garden at a free event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane.
SIUE student and Sierra Club Local Foods Intern Dana Wynn is incorporating varied gardening methods such as natives, raised beds, hydroponics, greenhouses, tower gardens and beneficial insects into community gardens.
Scott Moss, restoration ecology and stormwater management instructor at LCCC, will share his knowledge and seeds during the native plants potting and plant dividing. He will teach from a basic landscaping perspective, encouraging gardeners to make changes in their gardening to incorporate more natives.
“We are excited to see these techniques in use in the community,” Wynn said. “We welcome all levels of gardeners to this free event.”
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