See native plants

Adults hoping to add Minnesota native plants to their landscaping are invited to a native plant garden tour at the Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 Seventh St. E., Maplewood, from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.
Beautiful natives suitable for sun, rain and shade will be highlighted. Many are useful as food sources and attractants for butterflies and other pollinators.
The program is free but participants are asked to preregister online at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com by clicking on the RegisterOnline-Go button or calling 651-249-2170 by May 18.
Those interested in adding fruit harvests to their yards are invited to "Yardscaping with Fruit: Apples, Berries, Cherries, and More!" a $5 per person program from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23.
The cost is $5 per person; register by May 16 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170.
"Edible landscaping" for urban properties makes the most of several tiers of plant types so even small spaces can be productive.  This class will focus on some of the different cultivars and species of the tree and shrub layer which bear delicious and edible fruit for eating, baking, juicing and drying.
Presenter Rebecca Koetter is a consultant working with various edible trees and shrubs throughout the metro area designing, selecting, implementing, harvesting and processing of nearly every edible fruit from a woody plant growing in Minnesota.  
 

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