Native Gardening: Winter Wildlife Habitat RESCHEDULED

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Pottawattamie County Conservation is pleased to announce a new partnership with author, poet, gardener and conservationist Benjamin Vogt. This three-part native gardening series is designed to aid gardeners design and plant their own native garden.

Our third and final session has been rescheduled due to inclement weather and will now be held on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek, Iowa. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT. If you have pre-registered for this event and will not be able to attend the rescheduled date please email Kristen Bieret, Naturalist at for assistance. 

This program is comprised of three individual sessions each focusing on a new topic. The cost is $10.00 per person per session and pre-registration is required as space is limited. Please register online for each class session individually. 

This series of classes is being presented as part of our adult education programming. We ask that participants be age 18 & over. Thank you for understanding. 

This class will consider planting and design strategies that you can employ in spring that will create a habitat throughout the winter months. We will cover both the ornamental and practical benefits of specific native forbs, grasses, and woody plants in the cold season. We'll also consider how to effectively design a landscape mixing all plant types to increase edge zones where wildlife thrive. 

About Benjamin Vogt 

Benjamin Vogt is the driving force behind Monarch Gardens LLC, a prairie garden consulting and design firm in the Omaha/Lincoln area. Monarch Gardens LLC helps homeowners, schools, and businesses choose native plant species to populate their gardens, creating landscape plans that support responsible gardening practices. Benjamin's own 2,500' (soon to be 4,500') native garden was named a "Top Outdoor Space" in 2012 by "Apartment Therapy" and has been featured in numerous publications. His latest book, "A New Garden Ethic" was released in October, 2017. 

Photo Courtesy of Chris Ruhaak, Heartland Photos and Design

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Native Gardening: Winter Wildlife Habitat RESCHEDULED


Sunday, May 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 12:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Kristen Bieret
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Adults - $10.00