Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens

T​he Rochester Garden Club is hosting a community summer program called “Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens” and it will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. A morning of learning, food sampling, and honey tasting will offer something for everyone interested in creating their own outdoor spaces that are environmentally sound as well as beautiful. Native plants will be available for purchase.

Abi Saeed in a bee protective suit holding a comb of bees

Abi Saeed

Speaker, Entomologist and pollinator specialist, Abi Saeed will enlighten attendees on sustainable practices, environmentally friendly landscaping techniques, and pollinator conservation. Ms. Saeed is actively involved in local and State-Wide teaching and training workshops on Pollinators, Horticulture, and Entomology and teaches for the Extension Master Gardener Program in Genesee County and State-Wide.

Photo of Drew Lathin outside in a forest

Drew Lathin

Drew Lathin, owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, LLC in Ann Arbor, will discuss how to ecologically restore and create gorgeous landscapes with native plants while providing habitats for wildlife and reducing resource inputs. Mr. Lathin is a Master Conservation Steward and has been recognized by various organizations for his dedication to and accomplishments in the native plant movement.

“Inviting the Wild Into Your Gardens” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester, MI 48307. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased starting June 22. Space is limited.  For more information go to under Programs.

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