April 27: Living Mulch – Hybrid Meeting

Do you wish you could incorporate an alternative to wood mulch in your gardens? If so, this presentation is for you! “Living mulch,” also known as green mulch, uses plants to fill spaces between other plants. These plants are usually short, spreading ground cover that occupy the lowest herbaceous niche in a garden, a place that is often occupied by abiotic (wood, rock) mulches in more traditional garden design. At this presentation, you’ll learn more about living mulches including benefits, species selection, implementation, and potential challenges.

Kaitlyn O’Connor is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner based out of Winona, MN. In her role as a Plant Ecologist at ISG, she collaborates with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, landscape architects, and environmental scientists to restore habitat and integrate native biodiversity into the built environment. With a strong land ethic and dedication to land stewardship, she develops habitat management plans, designs site restorations, incorporates native species into urban landscapes, conducts biological surveys, and creates natural resource reports for local, state, and federal agencies. Outside of her professional work, she considers herself a homesteader and keeps busy with gardening, food preservation, and tending to her small flock of chickens.

This will be a hybrid meeting. We will have social time at 6:45 pm and the meeting will begin at 7 pm.
Zoom link.

In person location: Autumn Grove Park, 1365 Lydia Ave. W., Roseville, MN