All indoor programs are at First United Methodist Church (FUMC), 212 Park Street, Kalamazoo unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and programs begin at 7:00 p.m. Details for these and other events will be presented here closer to their date. Non-members are always welcome!!
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January 22 (Sun.) – Movie, “Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2 p.m.
February 22 (Wed.) –”What is a Natural Community?” with Steve Keto, Natural Areas and Preserves Director, WMU
March 22 (Wed.) – “Supporting Beneficial Insects with Native Plants” – Logan Rowe, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University
April 26 (Wed.) –”Conservation’s Holy Grail: Achieving Ecological Restoration Through Development” with Kim Chapman, Director and Principal Ecologist, Applied Ecological Services
May 13 (Sat.) –Field Trip: MNA Black River Nature Reserve with John Bagley, Regional Stewardship Organizer for the Southwest Lower Peninsula, Michigan Nature Association. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
May 21 (Sun.) – 25th Annual Spring Plant Exchange at Tom & Ruth’s Gardens. 1-5 p.m.
May 27 (Sat.) – 4th Annual Plant Sale 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at People’s Food Co-op Support KAWO! Publicize to neighbors, family & friends!
June 17 (Sat.) – Field Trip: Tour of church and non-profit gardens 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 22 (Sat..) – Field Trip: Tour of study site for beneficial insects near Pullman, MI with Logan Rowe. 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE UNCERTAIN WEATHER FORECAST. It will be rescheduled. Please check back for the new date.
August 19 (Sat.) – Field Trip: Newaygo Prairie/Karner Blue Butterfly Sanctuary with John Bagley, Regional Stewardship Organizer for the Southwest Lower Peninsula, Michigan Nature Association. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
August 27 (Sun.) – Fall Plant Exchange at Ruth and Tom’s Gardens 1 – 5 p.m.
September 27 (Wed.) – “Biomimicry: Natural Communities as Models” with Gretchen Hooker, Program Director, Education Resources, Biomimicry Institute
October 25 (Wed.) – “Artists, Naturalists, and Natural Communities” with Lad Hanka, Artist/Naturalist
November 15 (Wed.) – “Having Faith in Native Gardens” Panel of gardeners supporting local church plantings and KAWO’s Annual Meeting.