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Lunch & Learn Series

First Thursdays in 2023 @ Noon
Live on Zoom

Join Deep Roots each month on your lunch break to learn about native habitats, maintenance tips, amazing locations, and all things native plants!

Every first Thursday at noon (Central Time), we bring the experts to a computer near you. Each month we will we tap the expertise of local and national experts as we learn about native plants, prairies, wildlife, and more. Don’t miss a single episode!

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2023 Dates & Speakers

January 5
DIY Native Garden Design
Part 4 of Deep Roots’ Beginner/Refresher Series

February 2
Native Garden Management Made Simple
Part 5 of Deep Roots’ Beginner/Refresher Series

March 2
Removing Invasive Callery Pear & Why You Should
Speakers: Ryan Armbrust, KS Rural Forestry Program Coordinator
Matt Garrett, Natural Resources Manager

April 6
Growing a Garden: Follow a DIY project from inspiration to first season

May 4
Art in the Parks!
Speakers: Matt Garrett, Natural Resources Manager, Johnson Co. Parks & Rec. District

June 1

July 6

August 3

September 7

October 5

November 2

December 7

Previously in this Series…

Goodbye Callery Pear Tree–Smell Ya Later

Presenters: Matt Arndt, Certified Forester and Arborist, Ryan Armbrust, Rural Forestry Program Coordinator, and Matt Garrett, Field Biologist

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Supporting a Healthy Soil System 2.0

Presenter: Hilary Noonan, landscape architect and founder of Mad Hatter Compost Tea

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Winter Weather and Wildlife Webinar

Presenter: Alaine Hudlin, Wildlife Education Specialist, Kanas Department of Wildlife and Parks
(Photo credit: Cydney Ross)

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Bringing Healthy Woodlands via Large Scale Honeysuckle Removal
Presenter: Matt Garrett, Field Biologist, Johnson County Parks and Recreation District.

Pollinator Friendly Neighborhoods
Presenters: Mid America Regional Council; Robert Whitman, Landscape Architect with Gould Evans; and Luke Chesek, Attorney, and Native Plant Advocate.

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Spring Native Plant & Wildlife Tour
Presenter: Alaine Hudlin, Wildlife Education Specialist, Kanas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Welcoming Insects into our Gardens: And Why You Should
Speakers: Betsy Betros and Stephen VanRhein

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Summer Native Plant & Wildlife Tour in Suburbia
Speakers: Alaine Hudlin, wildlife education specialist, KS Dept of Wildlife & Parks

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Out on the Prairie with Larry: Exploring a Reconstructed Prairie
Speaker: Larry Rizzo, Biologist, Habitat Architects

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Out on the Prairie with Larry: Exploring a Remnant Prairie
Speaker: Larry Rizzo, Biologist, Habitat Architects
Photo Credit: Courtney Celley/USFWS.

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Planning your Native Garden Project
Speaker: Sarah Beier, Owner Oak & Io

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Your Yard’s Place in the Ecosystem
Speaker: Sarah Beier, Owner Oak & Io

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Digging up the Dirt on Healthy Soils
Speaker: Sarah Beier, Owner Oak & Io

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DIY Native Garden Design
Speaker: Sarah Beier, Owner Oak & Io

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