Our 4th Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium, held online in April 2021, focused on native plants that are suited to the Keweenaw’s unique conditions and also discussed the wildlife that benefits from using native plants. Experienced gardeners shares their stories and offer advice for creating beautiful, nature-friendly gardens. Scroll for this year's talks.

The series is hosted by the Keweenaw Garden Club, Keweenaw Land Trust, Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter, and Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.

View 2020 Symposium Talks

Session 1 (April 15, 2021)

Introduction to Native Plant Gardening

Session 2 (April 22, 2021)

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

Session 3 (April 29, 2021)

 Sustainable Gardening 

  •  Brian Black, Biology and Environmental Science Instructor at Bay College in Escanaba, MI