The third annual Native Plant Symposium, held online in April 2020, focused on on native and beneficial plants that are suited to the Keweenaw’s unique conditions. Experienced landscapers, gardeners, and botanists shared their stories and offered advice for creating beautiful, nature-friendly gardens. 

This event was hosted by the Keweenaw Land Trust, Keweenaw Garden Club, and Wild Ones Keweenaw Chapter, with help from Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.


      Session 1 (April 23, 2020)

      • Singing in the Rain – Northern Wisconsin and U.P. Rain Gardens (pdf): Brent Hanson, Co-owner, Hanson's Garden Village, Rhinelander, WI
      • Pollinators Garden as a Service Learning Project: Carol Maass, Friends of the Porkies, Ontonagon, MI

      Session 2 (April 30, 2020)

      • Monarchs and Milkweeds—All Hands on Deck (pdf): Sue Trull, Botanist, Ottawa National Forest
      • Using Native Plants to Support Pollinators (pdf): Jackie Manchester-Kempke, Extension Master Gardener, Houghton, MI