Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium

Day: April 15, 22, & 29
Time: 7:00PM
Virtual Event, register for each event

Join us for our 4th Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium! This collection of talks will focus on native plants that are suited to the Keweenaw’s unique conditions and also discuss the wildlife that benefits from using native plants. Experienced gardeners will share their stories and offer advice for creating beautiful, nature-friendly gardens. Presentations this year include gardening for native insects, stormwater management, wildlife, and sustainability. This free webinar series is hosted by the the Keweenaw Garden Club, Keweenaw Land Trust, Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter, and Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers. Questions may be directed to

Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm eastern

Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium, Pre-Symposium Primer

Register for April 15

Tuesday, April 19 6:30 to 7:30pm eastern

Book Discussion: Nancy LawSon's book The humane gardener

This event is co-hosted by the Keweenaw Garden Club and the Wild Ones Keweenaw chapter. Contact with any questions.

Register for April 19

Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm eastern

Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium, Part 1 

  • Local Garden Showcase: Native Plants and Storm Water Management at Marquette Food Co-op
    • Bill Sanders, Landscape Architect at Sanders-Czapski Assoc
  • Native Plants and Native Insects
    • Dr. Tara Bal, Assistant Professor at Michigan Tech College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Register for April 22

Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 pm eastern

Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium, Part 2 

  •  Sustainable Gardening 
    •  Brian Black, Biology and Environmental Science Instructor at Bay College in Escanaba 
  • The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitat for Wildlife
    • Nancy Lawson, Author, Habitat Consultant, and speaker on garden ecology

Register for April 29