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From Brownfield to Butterfly Garden: Garden Tour at PFC

Join Native Plant Expert and past president of Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Dave Wendling 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.

Dave will give a brief history of the prior uses of the site where PFC is located and 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.

In addition to his involvement with Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Dave is president of the Michigan Botanical Club SW Chapter, co-owner of the PFC, and land steward for the Michigan Nature Association.

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

This is a free event. No registration required. Check for updates on the Facebook event page.