Sign Up for the Grow Monarch Habitat Workshop (5/14)

NENA  is offering its 10th Annual “Grow Monarch Habitat” workshop on Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Nokomis Community Center, 2401 East Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis. This kid friendly session offers a wealth of information for both beginning and advanced gardeners.

Event Registration Link

As the number of monarch butterflies has plummeted in the last few years, researchers and naturalists are urging people to create monarch habitat in urban and suburbanCMW-monarch-close-7x5 areas throughout the Midwest Corn Belt, to replace lost agricultural habitat, especially milkweed. This how-to workshop will provide the information and essential plants to get started.

The presentation covers the monarch life cycle, habitat needs, the role of milkweed, the annual migration and an introduction to the plants in the “Monarch Garden-to-Go”. The kit is available in 2 choices and contains 12 local native host, nectar and shelter plants to get you started. There is a registration fee for the kits, with a May 8th deadline. Attendance is free for participants who do not want the kit.

The project was the impetus for the Growing Monarch Habitat program and the Minneapolis Monarch Festival

For information on the Grow Monarch Habitat workshop, the Minneapolis Monarch Festival or the Nokomis Naturescape, please call 612-724-5652 or email

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial
NENA on Facebook
NENA on Facebook