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Back to Nature, the Charms, and Uses of Indigenous Flora: 2013 Series of Training Classes

All classes below will be offered in Room 100 Allen Hall, 900 Chestnut Street, Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri unless otherwise noted. Cost $5.00 or $10.00 per class or $25.00 for the whole series. Advanced registration is encouraged. Space is limited. Send check payable to: Lincoln University/Native Plants Program to Ms. Shirley Downing, 102 Allen Hall, 900 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO  65101. Scholarships are available. For additional information, please contact Amy Hempen at HempenA@LincolnU.edu.

 

Class Title  Date and TimeCostClass Description
Introduction to Landscape Design and Principles of Plant PropagationFebruary 21, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m.$5.00Participants will be introduced to principles of landscape design, form teams and create a design for a given site at Lincoln University. Participants will also learn methods to propagate plants by seeds. Indoor hands-on activities.

Garden Maintenance at Lincoln University Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory and other native plant gardens.

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m. $5.00

In addition to learn to maintain a native plant garden, participants will be able to collect seed for their own gardens. Hands-on maintenance experience on existing gardens. Bring your pruners. Learn while you exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

 Native Plants Identification Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m.$5.00

Identification and propagation of most popular native plants for pollinators, butterflies, and for food. Check seed-seedlings established during first class. If time permits, participants will help to lift seedlings from gardens.  

Guided field tour at a nearby prairie and woodland - Prairie Garden Trust, Fulton, MO May 22, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $10.00

 Training session about meadowscaping and woodland gardens followed by a walking tour. Low impact activity. Lunch included.

Installing the native plant garden Thursday, June 6, 2013 $5.00Creating a Garden(s) with native plants using design developed by the teams (see above). Teams will take turns to water while plants get established.
Native Edibles class in Jefferson City and tour of Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory Thursday, August 15, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.$10.00

 Garden tour followed by indoor class and cooking demonstrations using native plant ingredients at the certified kitchen at Lincoln University campus.

 

 All classes below will be offered at the Center located at 1985 South Odell, Marshall, MO  65340. Cost $5.00 or $10.00 per class or $25.00 for the whole series. Seed, growing media and other materials will be provided. Advanced registration is encouraged. Space is limited. Send check payable to: Lincoln University/Native Plants Program, 1985 South Odell, Marshall MO  65340. Scholarships are available. For additional information, please contact Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall at phone: (573) 681-5392, email: Navarrete-TindallN@LincolnU.edu.

 

Class TitleDateCostDescription
Introduction to Landscape Design and Principles of Plant Propagation. Participants will form teams for group project. Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m. $5.00 Participants will be introduced to principles of landscape design, form teams and create a design for a given site at Lincoln University. Participants will also learn methods to propagate plants by seeds. Indoors hands-on activities
 Garden Maintenance at Lincoln University Native Plant Gardens Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m. $5.00 In addition to learning to maintain a native plant garden, participants will be able to collect seed for their own gardens. Outdoors hands-on maintenance experience on existing gardens. Bring your pruners.

CANCELLED - To Be Rescheduled

Native Plant Sale. Garden tours and hands-on demonstrations on native plants including native plant propagation. Teams will present garden designs.

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Free eventDuring this event we will sell seedlings gathered (potted) from the garden and offer guided tours. Teams from class in February will present design to be evaluated by the public to install a garden in June. Various hands-on activities. Outdoors activities.
 Guided field tour at a nearby natural area - Van Meter State Park, Marshall, MO May 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $10.00 Lunch included Learn about meadowscaping and woodland gardens followed by a walking tour. Low impact activity.
 Installing the native plant gardenThursday, June 4, 2013 $5.00 Creating a Garden(s) with native plants using design developed by participants. Teams will take turns to water while plants get established.
 Native Edibles class will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Garden Tour from noon to 2:00 p.m.Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $10.00Seminar location: 353 South Lafayette, MU-Saline County Extension Center, Marshall Garden Tour location: Martin Community Center, 1985 South Odell, Marshall

Back to Nature with Native Plants 2014
Learning to Manage Native Plants for Pollinators and Us

  • All classes meet from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Meeting location is at Dickinson Parking Lot located on 1219 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO.
  • During every class staff will offer 20 to 30 minute talk regarding a special topic followed by orientation to conduct activities of the day.
  • Classes are free but advanced registration is encouraged. Space is limited.
  • RSVP by email to Amy Hempen at HempenA@LincolnU.edu, or call Sue Bartelette at (573) 681-5581 or Nadia Navarrete-Tindall at (573) 681-5392
  • Please bring pruners, gloves, shovels, bucket (optional) and dress comfortably. Some tools will be available during classes.
  • Pollinator observation activities will be done during every session. Data will be collected and sent to the 'Great Sunflower Project'.
DateDiscussion Topic/ActivitiesLocation
Thursday, February 27Winter maintenance. Importance of native plants in winter time. Cutting plants back and removing debris.Allen/Foster Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory (NPOL)
Thursday, March 13Maintenance and Plant Propagation: continuing clean-up of garden, cutting shrubs back and removing debris. Save woody shavings for propagation.Allen/Foster NPOL
Thursday, March 27Maintenance, lifting plants and clean-up. Lifting baby plants and moving plants out of place. Seedlings will be shared with participants.Allen/Foster NPOL
Thursday, April 3Importance of biodiversity and early pollinators. Continue lifting plants out of place.Allen/Foster NPOL and Roundabout on Leslie Blvd. and Stadium Blvd.
Thursday, April 24The FINCA (Families Integrating Nature, Conservation and Agriculture) project. Planting native edible plants at FINCA plotsLincoln FINCA by Old Greenhouse across the community garden and/or shuttle to Carver/Busby
Thursday, May 1Principles of Native Plants Garden Design: evaluating the Native Plant Garden installed by class participants in 2013.Native Plant Garden at West Entrance on Chestnut Street, across from the community garden.
Thursday, May 15Early spring wildflowers and non-natives. Removal of winter honeysuckle.Foster Woodland at Allen/Foster NPOL
Thursday, June 5Native plants for pollinators and birds. Adding native plants to gardens and cut spent blooms of early flowers. Making observationsof pollinators and butterflies.Allen/Foster NPOL, Roundabout, Dickinson Garden
Thursday, June 19Rain gardens. Help lift plants and clean Rain Garden. Pollinators week - June 17- 23Rain Garden at Allen/Foster NPOL
Thursday, August 7Native Edibles. Cooking demonstration. Hands-on activity.FINCA on campus and Dickinson. Lincoln University Commercial Kitchen at Lorenzo J. Greene Building (South Campus)
Thursday, September 18Fall flowers and and fall colors. Fall cleanup, seed collecting and late pollinators.Busby Native Plant Garden. Meet at Dickinson Parking lot for ride to Busby
Thursday, November 6Discussion about accomplishments in 2014. Continue seed collection. End of year evaluation. Thanksgiving potluck. Bring a dish to share!Allen/ Foster NPOL

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS

Date/TimeEvent/FeeMeeting Location
Tuesday, April 22 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Earth Day Celebration Volunteer Day Clean-up and adding new plants. Lincoln University student associations will participate. No cost to participants. Please RSVP.Various locations. Dickinson Parking lot @ 9:00 a.m., Lincoln FINCA @ 1:00 p.m., Allen/Foster @ 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 6 3:00 p.m. garden tours, 6:00 p.m. mixer, presentations and dinnerDINING WILD $25/person. Deadline to register. August 25. Guest speaker: Bill Ruppert and Native Plants Program presentationMeeting location: Dickinson parking lot. Tour: Native Plant Outdoor Lab/Dickinson. Mixer,Exhibits and Dinner: Scruggs Ballroom Lincoln University campus
Saturday, September 20In Touch With Nature Field Day. No cost to participants. Please RSVP.Alan T. Busby Farm, 5124 Goller Road, Jefferson City, MO.