Backyard Symposium Coming Soon

The Van Buren Conservation District is excited to announce that we are hosting a virtual Backyard Symposium the week of March 22! The series is called “Building a Better Backyard: Bringing Your Yard to Life.”

Each day (Monday through Friday) at 2:00 PM, one of our engaging speakers will cover a topic that will help you further transform your yard into a haven with the environment in mind. Topics include: native replacements for ornamental invasive species, backyard gardening, native bee and pollinator habitat, backyard bird habitat, and composting.

On March 22, Nor Serocki from the SWxSW Corner CISMA (Co-Hosted by the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum) will be present: Landscape Least Wanted: Native Replacements for your Yard. Tuesday, Chris Imler from Michigan State University Extension will go through methods and tips for Gardening 101. Then, on Wednesday, Nate Walton from Michigan State University Extension will walk us through Pollinator Friendly Landscapes. Thursday, March 25, we are excited to have Erin Fuller from the Van Buren Conservation District present: For the Birds: Building a Bird-friendly Yard. To wrap up the symposium, Syri Runyan-Abanilla and Krystal York from Western Michigan University will take us through the basics of composting at home.

So, mark your calendars and plan to join us – this series is for everyone and all skill levels! Even if you can’t attend, register for the event and we will email out the recordings of the presentations the following week.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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