NEW DATE! Home Gardening Restoration on a Shoestring Workshop

Saturday, January 7 | 10 am-1 pm | Lakeshore Resource Center

Have you ever wanted to transform your personal landscape to a pollinator garden, rain garden, or a meadow area to replace traditional landscapes? In this hands-on workshop, Sarah Pregitzer will demonstrate methods of propagating and planting natives that are cheap, easy and highly successful. She will talk about native seed collection and storage, site preparation, winter sowing and making seedballs. Participants will receive information and materials to begin their own native garden transformation.

AFFEW Members $5 | Non-members $10
Payment is accepted the day of the event.
Limited to 20 participants!
To get registered, email your contact information, including phone number, to

More about Sarah Pregitzer

Born into a family of scientists and educators, Sarah grew up in West Michigan, graduated from University of Michigan, and completed graduate work at. Michigan State and Michigan Tech.  She taught her favorite humans, middle schoolers for 34 years, before retiring to work on environmental projects, her animals and her travels.
Sarah and her husband Randy Butters, founded the Newaygo Invasive Plant Project (NIPP) consulting with landowners and working with the Forest Service and other stakeholders to identify and control  invasive plants in sensitive local areas.  Sarah has worked with the Great Lakes Stewardship Iniative as field coordinator for 10 years.  She and Randy are adopters of a section of the North Country Trail and are Michigan Nature Association Sanctuary Stewards.
Her very favorite activity however, besides walking with her dogs or riding her horse, is helping folks do restoration projects cheaply, easily and while having a great time.