We get asked this question all the time- how do I establish a beautiful swath of self sustaining natives in my growing space? Creating a meadow can be a daunting task- especially if you’re not deeply familiar with the way that meadows work. There’s so much to cover and think about and plan. But there are so many reasons to convert your lawn into a meadow, starting with the hours we spend mowing our lawns and ending with the ecological impacts of a non-native monocrop in front of so many homes.
If this has piqued your interest, Nathan Buchanan of Wildbud Natives (Marshall, NC) will be here to break it all down for you. Nathan’s class will cover some basic meadow theory such as an explanation of native grasses and the ecosystems they inhabit as well as the ecological role that prairies and meadows play. He’ll then be going into explaining how to plan and build one, providing you with plenty of resources to get started on your very own!
Wildbud Natives is a conservation nursery in Marshall, NC focused on growing native plants for restoration, habitat establishment and other conservation applications. In addition to growing trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials, and seeds at the nursery, Wildbud Natives also installs and builds meadows, naturalized landscapes, and works in riparian restoration. Nathan and Wildbud Natives can be reached at www.wildbudnatives.org or directly through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Wednesday, April 12th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Sow True Seed - 243 Haywood Street Asheville 28801
Further information and reminders will be sent out via email
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