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Wednesday
May292019

Native Garden Tour at PFC: June 15, 2019 at 1pm


Join Native Plant Expert and Co-founder of Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Tom Small to find out what is blooming in the gardens. The garden beds include a berm and swale with over 40 species of native plants including wildflowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, and sedges.

Tom will explain the special value of these plants for holding stormwater, cleansing the soil polluted by previous industrial development, and providing food and shelter for birds and for the many pollinators and other insects endangered by human methods of industrial farming, urban/suburban development, and landscaping.

The objective in planting the PFC gardens was to complement the way PFC provides healthy food for the Kalamazoo area human community by providing healthy food and habitat for the rest of the whole community of life. Come and learn the other part of the story of the PFC community and what you can do on your own property to help, protect, and restore the community of life!

Tom Small is the co-founder of the Kalamazoo Area Chapter of Wild Ones, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes. He is also the co-author of Using Native Plants to Restore Community, now in its fourth printing. He is currently on the technical advisory committee helping to develop and implement a new Natural Features Protection ordinance for the City of Kalamazoo.

Note: The gardens are maintained by Steve Allen and Gina Frasson-Hudson of Geum Services.

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