River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Rd, Richmond, VA, 23229 Map
Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation Nature Walk/Hike Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains
Come and learn what you can do to make your landscape more sustainable and wildlife-friendly. Topics will include:
Native plants and their vital role in healthy ecosystems
Native plants of local ecotype vs. cultivars
Conservation landscapes serve many purposes (e.g. wildlife habitat, ease of maintenance, improved water quality, aesthetics, carbon storage, saving money)
Identification and removal methods for non-native invasive plants
Considerations in selecting a site for conservation landscaping
Site preparation to ensure success and minimize maintenance
Native plant communities and resources to select the native plants that will work for your purposes
Establishment and maintenance of a successful conservation landscape
The workshop will also include a walk to look at some native plants so come prepared with comfortable shoes, long pants, and sunscreen.
Dorey Park Farmers Market (Event Focusing on Native Plants), 2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA, 23231 Map
Public Welcome Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains
Invited to table at Farmer's Market event focusing on Native Plants alongside Native Plant Nurseries and organizations like Plant Virginia Natives and Keep Henrico Beautiful. Very pleasant Farmer's Market!
Members Only Free Event Chapter Social Program/Speaker Presentation
Acting Chapter VP Laura Lemmon gave a presentation on how to Winter Sow native plant seeds using milk jugs, including tips on timing (setting seeds out after Winter Solstice is best in this part of Virginia).