Native Plant Landscaping Workshop


Want to learn how to transform your yard? This free, in-person workshop will focus on enhancing biodiversity to create healthy   habitats in the soil and landscape. Participants will:

  • Learn about the many native grasses, wildflowers and shrubs found in Kent County.
  • Review the steps a landowner should take to prepare for and install native plants.
  • See examples of beautiful landscapes that will impress the neighbors and beckon butterflies, birds and bees to visit.

Presenter: Vern Stephens operates Designs By Nature, LLC, a native plant nursery and native landscape consulting company. Vern retired from the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division as a Senior Wildlife Assistant, where his work specialized in grasslands and invasive species management. He lives with his wife Sue Tangora (Forest Health and Cooperative Programs Section Manager) and their son Zachary on a 40-acre farm in Laingsburg, Michigan.

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When: Wednesday, March 29th, 2023, 6:30-8pm

RSVP: Visit KCD’s Eventbrite page or call (616) 222-5801. Walk-ins welcome.

Where: KCD’s New Office: 3200 Eagle Park Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (north of former location).