Learn all about native plants during two free seminars offered by the Nature Foundation of Will County in April and May. (Photo by Forest Preserve staff)
The Nature Foundation of Will County, a nonprofit fundraising organization that supports the Forest Preserve District of Will County, is offering two free plant seminars in April and May as a prelude to the foundation’s annual “Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale.” Registration is required for the seminars. To register, visit the foundation’s website, www.willcountynature.org.
- Shrubs, Shrubs and More Shrubs, on Wednesday, April 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville. Discuss the benefits of using native shrubs in every type of landscape.
- Bringing Back the Monarchson Saturday, May 5, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Sugar Creek Administration Center. Learn how to garden with native plants to benefit monarchs, butterflies and other pollinators and wildlife.
A presale for the native plant sale will be held on Friday, May 18, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Sugar Creek. Presale admission is $25 per person and gives guests exclusive access to plants before the public, plus food, drink and desserts. Tickets can be purchased on the foundation’s website.
The native plant sale is set for Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration or entry fee is required. More than 100 species of native perennials, shrubs and trees, provided by Possibility Place Nursery in Monee, will be available for purchase. Vendors and exhibitors also will be in attendance.
This year’s native plant sale is sponsored by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.; Kavanagh Grumley and Gorbold, LLC; Leopardo; Enbridge; Brent Hassert Consulting, LLC; and Liberty Creative Solutions.