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CANCELLED

Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Retzer Nature Center
Presented by Johnson’s Nursery 

Spend your day getting ready for spring through these free, expert-led workshops and programs. Come learn about gardening for pollinators, invasive species, home composting, sustainable home practices, and container gardening ideas.

Time Topic Presenter Description
9:00 a.m.

Invasive Worms

Mary Bartkowiak 
Wisconsin DNR
Learn about invasive worms and their effects on yards, gardens and forests.
10:00 a.m. Backyard Habitats 101 Julia Robson
Waukesha County Conservation Biologist

From planting for birds to managing invasive species, learn what you can do to create healthy livingscapes for wildlife.

 11:00 a.m. Home Composting for Healthy Soils Abbie Liedtke
Waukesha County Recycling Specialist
Learn about how compost works to improve the health of your soils and how to create your own ‘black gold’!
 12:00 p.m. Home Makeover: Green Edition Jayne Jenks
Waukesha County Conservation Specialist
Find ways to live a comfortable and sustainable lifestyle from recycling right to simple lawn care.
1:00 p.m.  Planting for Pollinators

Carrie Hennessy
Johnson’s Nursery

Learn about the best plants for native pollinators, specifically bees and butterflies. Learn how you can combat rapid habitat loss by making your own yard more attractive to these beneficial insects. Whether you have a sprawling green lawn or a tiny city lot, you still have the ability to attract native pollinators.
2:00 p.m.  Container Gardening Jennifer Lazewski
Master Gardener Volunteer

Container plantings are for everyone! With a little bit of space, anybody can have beautiful flowers or productive vegetables. Learn everything you need for great container plantings, including types of pots, the ideal soil mix, which plants to use, how to put together plant combinations, watering and fertilizing, and how to overwinter your pots.

Garden Gadget Sale 
Home Compost Bin Home Compost Bin  $50 (originally $60)

One day only!

Purchase a Compost Bin at Retzer Nature Center during the Workshops and save $10!

Rain Diverter Kits $50 (originally $60)

One Day Only!

Save $10 on diverters for your rain barrel!

Retzer Nature Center
General Information: (262) 896-8007
Environmental Learning Center Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Retzer Nature Center Ground Hours: Sunrise - 10:00 p.m. (Year-Round)

There is no daily entrance fee at Retzer Nature Center


Park System Office
515 W. Moreland Blvd. Rm AC 230 Waukesha, WI 53188
Business Hours: M-F, 8-4:30 pm (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7801 | Fax: (262) 896-8071
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