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We are excited to be kicking off the 2016 Garber Workshop series with a January fern propagation and ID course. This half day workshop will take you into the world of the fern and help you understand propagation and restoration techniques. RSVP required – only a few spots remain. Please read more below.





January 16, 2016, 9:30AM-12:30PM. 

Workshop presented by Lech Naumovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute

Questions? or to RSVP:  garberparkstewards@gmail.com

Join us in Garber for our first Winter workshop of the 2016 Season.  We will take a walk on the Loop Trail through while identifying the many native ferns and discussing habitat.  You will learn key anatomical terms and a bit about reproduction  Then we will head over to Fern Glade, remove ivy, flag any native plants that we find, and learn about in-situ propagation of Garber’s native ferns.  Trilliums abound in Fern Glade; if we’re lucky we will see many beginning to pop up.

Dress in layers for the changing weather, wear boots with good sturdy shoes, and be ready to have fun while Learning with Lech about ferns, monitoring, Healthy Forests, and Phytophthera.  Coffee, tea, and breakfast rolls will be ready by 9:15am (under Shelagh’s carport at the Evergreen Lane Entrance to Garber).  Workshop begins at 9:30.

What to bring:  We provide gloves, tools, and snacks, but if you have a sharp tool such as a hori hori, trowel,  or clippers please bring them.  Also bring a water bottle to fill up from our water container.

Directions: Many of you have been to Garber before and have your own favorite way of getting here, but for those who aren’t familiar with the park a map and directions can be found on our website www.garberparkstewards.org.  Click on Directions in the Menu Bar at the top.  We recommend parking at the Claremont Ave Entrance and walking up the trail, which takes you past Fern Glade and Fireplace Plaza to the Evergreen Lane Hillside Stairs. Coffee and snacks are at the top of the stairs at the Evergreen Lane Entrance.

Fern Glade before-after from Apr2014

Written by GoldenHour