Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM CST
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM CST

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Euchee Butterfly Farm 
14024 E 171st Street South
Bixby, OK 74008

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Jane Breckinridge 
Tribal Alliance for Pollinators 

Tribal Alliance for Pollinators Workshop: Native Plant Restoration, Controlling Non-Native Invasive Plants, and Getting Started with Hydroponics 

Join the Tribal Alliance for Pollinators (TAP) on November 20 through 22 for a special three-day training event at the Euchee Butterfly Farm!  

During this workshop, a roster of top experts will provide instruction on:

  • Identification of harmful non-native plant species at your native plant restoration site and how to control them.
  • Safely disposing of invasive Red Cedar after removal.
  • Seed collection and seed cleaning for wild-collected native plant seeds.  Hands-on practice sessions will be included so that you have the opportunity to apply your training under the guidance of experienced instructors.
  • Native plant restoration on the banks of ponds, creeks and streams.  Riparian buffer strips provide critical habitat, especially during drought.  Learn how you can maximize these areas to help support butterflies and pollinators.
  • Finding out what technical support and financial resources are available to help tribes and tribal citizens restore their land, and how to effectively access them.
  • Panel discussion with tribes who are already restoring native plants on their land.  You will have the opportunity to learn from their successes -- and failures. 
  • Special bonus sessions on hydroponics!  If you or your tribe have ever wanted to get started with hydroponics for food or native plant production but didn't know where to start, you won't want to miss these sessions.  Dr. Bruce Dunn of OSU will present an introduction and overview of the essentials for equipment, set-up, use and maintenance.  David Correll, Chickasaw Nation Horticultural Supervisor, will share his experiences with starting up a hydroponics system, plus provide a perspective on how hydroponics fits in with Native cultural traditions and values.

Registration for this event is FREE and travel scholarships are available to help you with the cost attending.  Please contact jane@nativebutterflies.org to request a travel scholarship application. 

Mvto (thank you) to our generous sponsor for supporting the programming on managing non-native invasives and getting started with hydroponics!