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Gardening for Diversity - A Hands-On Workshop

Saturday, October 16, 2021
1:00pm Add to Calendar

Narrows River Park
2500 North 25th Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Age 14 & Over

$15.00 Per Person

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The great outdoors begins in your own backyard. Join us for our new programming series "Gardening for Diversity". Our fifth program session will be held on Saturday, October 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Narrows River Park. Participants at this session will evaluate the progress of our native planting, learn about seed harvesting & storage, & learn the important steps that should be taken to successfully put your native planting bed to sleep for winter.  

Gardening for Diversity is a 6 part programming series that will walk participants through creating your own diverse native gardens through a mix of classroom learning & hands-on gardening exercises. Each session will cover different aspects of native gardening, from planning to planting to maintaining, & is perfect for beginning gardeners & anyone who is looking for new ways incorporate native plantings in your own garden.

The series will kick off with two classroom sessions at Hitchcock Nature Center to give attendees a good foundation for planning their own diverse native gardening projects followed by 4 outdoor sessions at Narrows River Park where attendees will enjoy hands-on work as they plan, plant, & maintain a native garden with guidance from our staff. Attendees are not required to attend every program session but each programming session will build on the next & our recommendation is to attend as many as you are able to for the best experience. 

Cost is $15.00 per person per session & includes program materials & admission to the park, we ask that participants be age 14 or older please. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283. 

*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

Due to COVID-19 the format of this program may be adjusted, please check back for updates. 

This event is not pet friendly, service animals are always welcome. Weather Permitting.


Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

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2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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