Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Native Grass Workshop Day 1

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March 1, 2013 @ 9:00 am
March 1, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

Replanting prairies is a new sustainable landscape trend in the Southern US. Native prairies restore wildlife habitats, are much lower maintenance (saving fuel and water) and create a unique sense of place. Over the next few months, Trees Atlanta will be planting nearly 8 acres of prairies along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Ultimately similar native grass prairies will appear along the entire BeltLine.

As part of this endeavor, Trees Atlanta is partnering with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on a two day workshop for establishing prairies in the Southeast. This partnership will continue with a multi-year research project focusing on removal methods of invasive exotic plants while establishing prairies.

The workshop will provide advanced level training and information on native prairies.

Time: 9 am- 3 pm (There will be an hour set aside for lunch but this will be the responsibility of the attendee)
Location: Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta GA 30316

For more information, including the agendas for both days and bios of instructors, click here. Space is limited so you must RSVP for this free workshop.

Who should attend the workshop?
Professionals that would like to design or install prairies in the Southeast will benefit from this workshop. People with interest in volunteering with Trees Atlanta, The Atlanta BeltLine and Beltline Adopter groups are encouraged to attend. Individuals interested in improving bird habitat, restoring native plants and ecological research are also encouraged to attend.