Native Plant Exchange Program

Saturday 4/10 and Saturday 6/5,
Moonbeams Preserve

NOTE: Registration is now full. To be added to the waiting list, please e-mail Thank you!

Part I– Participants in this 2-part program will first meet on April 10th at 9:30 am at the parking area of Moonbeams Preserve. At the start of the event, participants will be assigned a native plant species to grow from a draw of the hat. Participants will then receive their seeds, which they will sow on site, and take home to nurture into seedlings. Each participant will grow 15 seedlings of the same plant species. Naturalist and avid gardener Pamela Golben will be available to provide growing instruction and advice.

Part II– Come Saturday, June 5th, participants will meet again at Moonbeams Preserve at 9:30 am to exchange their seedlings. Participants will take home 15 different native plants, including pollinator-loving wildflower and prairie grass varieties like, Golden Alexanders, Wild Bergamot, Blue Vervain, Anise Hyssop, and Little Bluestem. Perfect for a garden or as a wild accent on your property!

Beginner gardeners are welcome! Seeds, plant containers, potting mix, trays, and a custom instruction sheet will be provided.

The registration fee is $15.
NOTE: Participants must reserve a spot by emailing Space is limited to 15 participants. Participants are expected to attend both sessions.

Both in-person events will take place outdoors. Face coverings are required and must be worn at all times. Precautionary measures will be integrated into the event layout to ensure safe distancing among participants.

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