EXPERT-LED SPRING WORKSHOPS OFFER A JUMP START INTO SPRING GARDENING
Presented by Johnson’s Nursery, Inc.
(Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County and Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. invite residents and visitors to a series of workshops dedicated to popular springtime topics on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at Retzer Nature Center. Attendees can learn about soils, native plants and worms from local subject matter experts. Retzer Nature Center is located at S14 W28167 Madison St. in Waukesha.
“Spring Workshop Day has sessions that are ideal for learning in-depth information to help you garden successfully this spring,” said Janet Barthel, Nature Center Supervisor. “Join us for one or all sessions and learn some of the latest new practices for home gardens and lawns.”
Each seminar will be led by a local professional and will cover a range of information on the topics. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Detailed workshop schedule available below.
- 9 a.m. Understanding Soils - Jayne Jenks, Waukesha County Conservation Specialist
Learn about soil formation, the textural triangle and the importance of organic
matter in soils in this hands-on class. Expect to get your hands dirty!
- 10 a.m. No Brainer Native: Easy Ways to Incorporate Native Plants in Your
Landscape - Carrie Hennessy, Horticulturist & Landscape Designer
Anyone can make a difference in supporting local pollinators and wildlife in your yard, without doing a complete overhaul. Learn alternatives to a traditional lawn, that won’t alienate your neighbors.
- 11 a.m. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Worms But Were
Afraid To Ask - Bernie Williams, WI DNR Plant Pest and Disease Specialist
Earthworms are global travelers and lead exciting lives underground. Learn how
worms communicate, move (and maybe jump!) and how to spot them without
even seeing them.
Admission is $5 per session or join all three for $12. Registration is required by March 10. Learn more and register online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/springworkshops.