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May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Environmental Concern Inc. for upcoming workshops located on campus at 201 Boundary Lane in St. Michaels. Pre-registration is required one week before an event, as space is limited. For more information, call 410-745-9620 or visit www.wetland.org.
May 11 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Chickens, IPM and You: Learn how to start a flock of chickens (with baby chickens or by hatching eggs) to naturally control a property’s weeds. Participants will gain helpful tips on chicken breeds, do-it-yourself chicken coop plans and how to pasture chickens using portable, poultry fencing and more.
On May 11, learn how to start a flock of chickens to naturally control a property’s weeds.
May 12 and 13 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Native Plant Sale: Shop at the annual spring native plant sale located at EC’s waterfront campus in St. Michaels from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EC will have hundreds of native plant species available from its greenhouses available for purchase. Two workshops will be open for registration during the two-day event from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.wetland.org.
Mid-Atlantic Monarch Initiative presents a Milkweed Planting Workshop
May 12 • 10 – 11 a.m.
Participants will get up close with native milkweed species while learning about the Monarch butterfly and the dependence of the Monarch caterpillars on native milkweed for survival. Participants will learn about how to plant and grow milkweed on their own properties.
Mid-Atlantic Monarch Initiative presents Best Management Practices for Weed and Pest Control
May 13 • 10 – 11 a.m.
Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of using integrating pest management practices and techniques for your garden. Make a difference by using herbicides properly. Help improve the water quality and the health of the Chesapeake Bay by making smart gardening decisions.
Learn about safe pest management practices and techniques on May 13 at 10 a.m.
Wake Up with Wetlands Saturdays
May 20 • 10 a.m. to Noon
Basic Wetland Plant ID: EC staff will teach participants to become familiar with the proper protocols and tool for plant identification with a focus on wetland plants of the Mid-Atlantic region.
May 25 • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
School Gardening for Sustainable Food Production: This course will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to begin the process of planting a schoolyard vegetable garden. The information will include the educational benefits of gardening, site analysis, soil testing, design options, planting options, resources and estimating costs.