July 22 – Debra Knapke on Gardening in Summer

Summer when it sizzles – the temperatures rise, and the rain tap turns off. What can you do to make your garden more resilient while trying to be smarter than the animals who consider your garden to be their salad bar AND avoiding sunburn, mosquitoes, and heat exhaustion? Attend Debra’s webinar and find out!

Debra Knapke, the “Garden Sage”, is an avid horticulturist, teacher, author, garden coach, and eclectic gardener, who shares her extensive knowledge of sustainable and regenerative gardening with organizations all across the U.S.  Be sure to visit her website at http://debrathegardensage.com/

This webinar will not be recorded. Please register at the link. Monday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, EDT. There will be time for questions.

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May 20 Webinar – Amber Fredenburg on creating habitat for our native ground-nesting bees

Amber Fredenburg

Amber Fredenburg

Amber Fredenburg is working on her degree in PhD in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB). She is pursuing research to identify the resources that attract ground-nesting bees so we can provide nesting sites for these species in places where their habitats may be limited. She is conducting an experiment where she constructed plots with 5 treatments (bare ground, leaf litter, pebbles, mounded soil, and control) at 21 sites along an urban gradient to test the effect of both urbanization and surface soil substrates. Several of these sites are within areas maintained by FLOW, so we are excited to hear about the results. Her findings should help us increase habitat in our own spaces for these important pollinators.

 

One of Amber's sampling sites

One of Amber’s sampling sites

 

This webinar will be recorded. Please register at the link. The time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm, EDT, Monday, May 20, and there will be time for your questions.

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Melissodes desponsus, a long-horned bee

One of her favorites is this Melissodes desponsus, a long-horned bee

FLOW Native Plant Sale – Spring 2024

FLOW Native Plant Sale​ – Spring 2024

Support FLOW and get some new native plants through our plant sale with Riverside Native Perennials. FLOW will receive 33% of the proceeds from all sales. Order by May 8th. Use the promo code “FLOW” at checkout and select “fundraisers only” as delivery option. Pick up your plants Sat. May 11 from 12-3 pm at Sawmill Wetlands!

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FLOW releases activity book for kids

FLOW’s New Watershed Activity Book for Kids

Teachers and home schoolers will enjoy using FLOW’s new activity book to teach young learners about the watershed and its care. Thanks to Maggie Guetschow for creating this 24 page book. It features informational pages that are paired with some fun activities for kids to complete, such as a tree planting maze, pollinator garden word search, and trash pickup “spot the differences”. Pdf versions are available for downloading and printing for use in the classroom. Click the headline or image above for the full book!

April 1 Webinar – Debra Knapke on Gardening in Spring

Spring… the time of frantic activity. How can you plan for Everything you want and need to do, and remain sane? What are the tasks that must be done and which can slide? Let’s have some fun talking about gardening in the fast lane.

FLOW is pleased to present Debra Knapke, The Garden Sage, as our April 1 webinar speaker. Debra is an avid horticulturalist, teacher, author, and eclectic gardener, who shares her extensive knowledge of sustainable gardening with organizations all across the U.S. Be sure to visit her website at http://debrathegardensage.com/

This webinar will not be recorded. Please register at the link. Time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm, EDT, and there will be time for questions.

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Jan. 22 Webinar – Debra Knapke on Gardening in Winter

Gardening in Winter? What can you do in the garden in winter? There are some tasks that you can do in the winter that can lessen the craziness of trying to get everything done in the Spring.

FLOW is pleased to present Debra Knapke, The Garden Sage, as our Jan. 22 webinar speaker. Debra is an avid horticulturalist, teacher, author, and eclectic gardener, who shares her extensive knowledge of sustainable gardening with organizations all across the U.S. Be sure to visit her website at http://debrathegardensage.com/

Debra will give a presentation about the general management of a winter garden with an emphasis of what we can do in the “dormant” time. She will talk about what dormancy is, why winter damage occurs, what we can and cannot affect in our garden during winter. She will also talk about winter tasks in the garden as there are things one can do in the garden at certain times. Winter is the time for dreaming of how beautiful your gardens will be next season!

This webinar will not be recorded. Please register at the link. Time is 6:00 – 7:00 pm, EDT, and there will be time for questions.

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