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
DIY Native Garden Design
Part 4 of Deep Roots’ Beginner/Refresher Series
Native Garden Management Made Simple
Part 5 of Deep Roots’ Beginner/Refresher Series
Removing Invasive Callery Pear & Why You Should
Speakers: Ryan Armbrust, KS Rural Forestry Program Coordinator
Matt Garrett, Natural Resources Manager
Growing a Garden: Follow a DIY project from inspiration to first season
Art in the Parks!
Speakers: Matt Garrett, Natural Resources Manager, Johnson Co. Parks & Rec. District
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
Supporting a Healthy Soil System 2.0
Presenter: Hilary Noonan, landscape architect and founder of Mad Hatter Compost Tea
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.
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
Summer Native Plant & Wildlife Tour in Suburbia
Speakers: Alaine Hudlin, wildlife education specialist, KS Dept of Wildlife & Parks
Out on the Prairie with Larry: Exploring a Remnant Prairie
Speaker: Larry Rizzo, Biologist, Habitat Architects
Photo Credit: Courtney Celley/USFWS.