February 6, 2023
The series is called “Building a Better Backyard: Bringing Your Yard to Life.” This is an online speaker series hosted on Zoom in which folks will talk about topics that connect people with the wildlife and environment around us. Recordings will be edited and posted on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/c/VanBurenCD after the week of live presentations.
Each day (Monday through Thursday) 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 plant and nativar differences, the importance of bees, pest management, edible mushrooms, and permaculture.
The schedule is:
Monday, Feb. 6 | Abigale Bristol (Strike Team Coordinator, SWxSW Corner CISMA) | “Plant Identification 101: How to Cure Plan Blindness”
Tuesday, Feb. 7 | Lucas Hartman (Conservation Technician, Van Buren Conservation District) | “Soils 101: Composition & Conservation"
Wednesday, Feb. 8 | Outdoor Recreation in Van Buren County
Kevin Haight (Horticulture Educator, MSU Extension)
Paul Wells (Education Director, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club)
Jeff Green (Chair, Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail)
Thursday, Feb. 9 | Jeff Steinkraus (Owner of Steinkraus Forest Management, LLC) | “Why Should I Manage My Forest?”
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