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Lussier Family Heritage Center

Planting for Pollinators

Event Dates

  • Wednesday, 06/21/2023 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Event Description

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When registering, please select ONE for number of people attending (even if multiple people from your household are attending). We have enough plants for 50 households and selecting ONE for number of people will allow each household to have a spot.

Join us for a fun, hands-on Pollinator Week event where you can learn all about our pollinators, design a native garden to attract them, AND leave with plants to start your garden! Participants can visit several learning stations, including:

  • Garden Design (and take home the plants)
  • Rainfall Simulator
  • Native Insect Display - Insect Ambassadors
  • Planting & Maintenance Demo and Test area 
  • Pollinator information and Resources

This event is limited to 50 households. Multiple people from the household can attend but each household is limited to 16 plants. Only one person per household should register. Kids are welcome but must be supervised by their adults at all time. Due to the hands on nature, it might not be a good fit for younger children.

To make the most of the garden design station, it would be helpful to think about where in your yard you would like to put a native garden. We will have enough plants for you to design a garden that is approximately 5x5 feet. Once you have selected an area for your garden, determine the sunlight and soil moisture of that space so you can select plants that fit your needs:


  • Full Sun - more than 6 hours of direct sun per day
  • Part Sun – 3-6 hours of sun
  • Shade - less than 3 hours of direct sun per day

Is the spot you’ve chosen a spot that is usually wet? Does it dry out very quickly? Check your site in advance of the workshop to figure out if it is wet, medium or mostly dry.

This event is organized by: Dane County Land & Water Resources Department, Xerces Society, UW Madison Extension, and the Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership.


Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison)


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