AFFEW Presentation Series | Benefits of Native Plant Gardening

Join us for an informative presentation on the benefits of adding native plants to your landscape. These amazing plants have adapted over centuries, making them easier to grow and beneficial for the birds, animals and other critters in your yard. They are better suited to handle extreme temperatures, diseases and pests in their local environment. They also adapt well to a variety of soil conditions with limited water. The best part, these beautiful plants continue to add to your landscape over time!

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    Native Plant Sale

    Saturday, June 12 | Time 930am-Noon

    Rotary Park, Ludington

    Help protect our species by gardening with native plants! AFFEW will offer a variety of native plants for sale in early June. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for insects, birds and animals. Native plants also require minimal maintenance and their deep root system absorb more water than a traditional lawn. With the continuous decline of the Monarch butterfly population you can make a difference by creating a habitat for these beautiful and important orange butterflies!

    Last year our sale introduced nearly 1000 native plants to our community!  AFFEW will partner with Birdsfoot Native Nursery to bring these amazing plants to YOU!

    There will be a LARGE selection of individual quarts and gallon plants available the day of the sale and a representative from Birdsfoot Native Nursery will be there to answer any questions. Preview a list of plants that may be available the day of the sale. This list is neither complete nor guaranteed, but is a great way to see approximately what we will have to offer. We are excited to announce that this year we will also have a limit supply of woodland plants!

    Having problems with deer eating your plants? View the list of deer resistant native plants from the Lansing chapter of Wild Ones. We’ll have several of these plants available the day of the sale.

    Earth Day | Restore Our Earth

    A Month Long Celebration!

    AFFEW has been working diligently to bring several safe community events to celebrate Earth Day 2021! We’ll begin with a five week Zoom presentation series starting April 6 that includes a wide range of topics. We’ll also have a fun presentation on Michigan native reptiles and amphibians, perfect for families! In addition we’ll offer some guided hikes locally and a self guided informational quiz walk at Cartier Park.

    AFFEW Presentation Series

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    Tuesday, May 11 | Solar 101 | CANCELLED!!

    We’re disappointed to report that Tuesday’s Solar 101 presentation has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances with the speaker. AFFEW’s board of directors will work to bring a presentation on this topic in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope you have enjoyed the other presentations and events that have taken place over the past five weeks in celebration of Earth Day!

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    AFFEW Movie Night-POSTPONED

    Hometown Habitat explains the importance of using native plants along with highlighting success stories in conservation landscaping.