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Gardening for Diversity: Introduction to Pollinators and Native Plants


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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
6:30pm Add to Calendar

Council Bluffs Public Library - Meeting Room B
400 Willow Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

14+ please


Humankind is and has always been inextricably interconnected with pollinators. Our lives are made healthier and more delicious because of their hard work. Join Naturalist Michelle Biodrowski and embark on a pollinator adventure!

  • Learn what a pollinator is,
  • Why we care about them,
  • Why they are in trouble, and
  • How you can help them!

Please meet in Meeting Room B at the library. 

Ages 14+ please. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

This is a free introductory class as part of our Gardening for Diversity series! Perfect for beginning gardeners and anyone who is interested in supporting native plantings in their outdoor spaces, Gardening for Diversity will give you the confidence and background knowledge you need to grow a beautiful native garden that supports local wildlife and provides other great benefits for you and your community.

Participants can pick and choose which sessions they would like to attend, but we recommend attending as many as possible to ensure you build a strong foundational knowledge. 

Session topics include: 

Part 1: Introduction to Pollinators and Native Plants, March 15th
Part 2: Native Garden Basics, April 19th
Part 3: Selecting Native Species, May 3rd
Part 4: Garden Prep & Groundwork, May 17th

Michelle Biodrowski

About Michelle: 

Michelle received a masters degree in biology from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is on the board of the Pollinator Alliance of the Heartland. She currently works with farmers to convert unproductive ag lands into life-giving wetlands with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. She loves helping people reconstruct native plant communities and grow beautiful gardens full of life.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-242-1197 and speaking with staff directly. 

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2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation 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.

Map to Gardening for Diversity: Native Garden Basics

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