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Grow Native! Master Class: Landscaping with Native Wetland Plants

January 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Wetland with green trees in the background

In this master class, veteran native plantsman Alan Branhagen shares plants native to wetlands in the lower Midwest–from perennial groundcovers to shrubs and trees—that are beautiful and provide stormwater management benefits. Because many wetland plants are also adapted to drought conditions, they are excellent choices for a changing climate. This master class is open to all. For those who are part of the Grow Native! Professional Certification Program (GNPCP), this master class counts as one CEU. If you are participating in the GNPCP and register for this master class, please contact Erika Van Vranken at erika@moprairie.org.

The master class, to be held via Zoom, will include 50 minutes of instruction with at least 10 minutes for a question-and-answer period. A recording of the webinar will be available only to those who registered.

Cost: free to all MPF dues-paying members and Grow Native! professional members, or $15 for non-members. Visit our MPF membership page to become a member and attend all master classes for free!

Alan has been the Director of Operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum since 2017. For over 20 years he was Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden and prior to that he had a nearly decade-long duty as Deputy Director of Resource Development for the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District in Rockford, Illinois. Alan received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University with emphasis on design with nature. He wrote The Gardener’s Butterfly Book in 2001 and in November 2016, Timber Press published his book Native Plants of the Midwest. The Midwest Native Plant Primer: 225 Plants for an Earth-friendly Garden was released in July 2020. Beyond public garden management, Alan is an all-around plantsman and naturalist specializing in birds, butterflies and botany. He is in the process of creating a new natural garden on 2.4 acres overlooking the Minnesota River Valley in Chaska, Minnesota.

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Photo by Mervin Wallace.


January 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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