Nothing like Chicago in February, right?
The Wildflower Propagation and Preservation Committee (WPPC) of McHenry County, near Chicago is holding their annual Natural Landscaping Seminar on February 26, 2011. The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee (WPPC) is a wonderful organization dedicated to:
- Promoting the use of native plants in the landscape through preservation, propagation, and education
- Advocating the conservation of open space, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, scenic resources, and water in McHenry County and neighboring areas for the benefit of the general public
- Engaging in and otherwise promoting the scientific study of and educating the public regarding local natural resources
They are doing amazing work in their community teaching people to use native plants in their landscapes to attract wildlife, protect natural ecosystems, and conserve natural resources.
The annual Natural Landscaping Conference is a great outreach and educational component of their efforts. This year’s speakers include:
- Rebecca Tonietto, who will be speaking about Providing Habitat for Native Bees
- Steven Apfelbaum, author of Nature’s Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm, will be sharing his experience with Ecological Restoration
- And me! I’ll be talking about using the five pillars of Ecosystem Gardening to have a sustainable garden that conserves natural resources and creates welcoming habitat for wildlife so that you will attract more birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife to your garden.
If you live in the Chicago area, I’d love to meet you! Please find me during the day and introduce yourself. Register now for this exciting event. Wildflower Propagation and Preservation Committee (WPPC) of McHenry County, near Chicago is holding their annual Natural Landscaping Seminar on February 26, 2011.