Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollenators
Monarch butterflies and honeybees can be thought of as the “canaries in the coal mine,” warning us with their recent drastic population declines that other, less obvious pollinators may also be facing a crisis. We will take a look at the status of the monarch population (it’s not all bad news) in addition to discussing the importance of many other pollinators, and learn what the home gardener can do to attract and sustain bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more.
MGCEU: Fort Bend, Montgomery, Walker, Waller
What Your Weeds are Trying to Tell You
Weeds are unwelcome trespassers in the home landscape, but they have a lot to say. Learning to read them will help you diagnose soil conditions so you can improve the overall health and fertility of your soil. Before you pull them out or reach for the sprayer, take a minute to listen. Your weed management strategy will take a giant leap forward.
This class will cover how to read the weeds and what to do with the information. We will also cover the place weeds have in nature, some useful weeds, and a long term strategy to reduce their presence in your garden.
MGCEU: Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller
Liver Lingo of Plants
Our livers cleanse the blood. They are the filtering factories of our bodies. Plants can supply the nutrients to keep the liver clean, clear and healthy. When the liver is working properly the blood moves nutrients, hormones are flushed, recycled and balanced. Weight can be better regulated when fat, drugs and other toxins can be removed from the abdomen. Come learn the plants involved in Liver Lingo. Maybe this year the holiday 5 – 20 lbs. gain will miss you.