Coming in April! The Power of Native Plants

Join us on April 18 at 7 PM, on-site or online, for our Earth Day-themed, Thoughtful Thursday, Harnessing the Power of Native Plants: Healing Nature in Your Own Backyard.

To register visit tinyurl.com/LetsGoNative

Our guest speaker, Mike Weis, the owner of Kalamazoo-based landscape company, Dropseed! Native
Gardens and Ecological Restoration
will guide us through the transformative potential of native plants.

In a world where pristine natural habitats are vanishing at an alarming rate, it’s crucial to explore alternative avenues for conservation and restoration. Mike will delve into the significance of native plants in enhancing the earth’s capacity to support both people and wildlife.

By tapping into the wealth of biodiversity offered by native flora, we can play a pivotal role in nurturing the environment right in our own backyards. The legacy of untouched prairies, savannas, wetlands, and forests is dwindling rapidly, leaving behind landscapes dominated by urbanization and agriculture.

Mike will showcase how we can reclaim lost ground by embracing native plants in residential landscapes. Drawing inspiration from the wisdom of renowned entomologist and author, Douglas Tallamy, Mike will show us how transforming our yards into havens for native flora can serve as a beacon of hope for conservation efforts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the profound impact that native plants can have on our environment and learn how you can contribute to the healing of nature, right in your own backyard. Join us as we embark on a journey towards sustainable coexistence with the natural world.

About Mike Weis:
With over a decade of experience in gardening with native plants, Mike Weis brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the table. As a dedicated advocate for ecological stewardship, he has lent his expertise to organizations such as the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and Stewards of Kleinstuck, where he currently serves as a board member. Additionally, Mike works seasonally for Hidden Savanna Native Plant Nursery, further deepening his understanding of indigenous plant species.