Time: August 2, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: John Giordanengo
Street: 509 N Loomis
City/Town: Fort Collins, CO 80521
Website or Map: https://conps.org/mfm-event-l…
Event Type: online, virtual, garden, tour
Organized By: Denise Wilson
Latest Activity: Jul 13
Designing Backyard Wetlands for Wildlife, Diversity and Tranquility
Aug 2 from 1-2 pm MDT
You MUST register for each individual virtual garden tour if you purchase a season ticket!
Learn about how to make YOUR backyard into a native plant wetland!
John Giordanengo is our Virtual Garden Tour Host showing off the backyard wetland that he created. This is a peaceful space to hang out and enjoy the trickling of water and birdsong. He will talk to us about the mechanics of how he created his pond and wetland with Colorado native plants bordering its banks.
John is the principal ecologist and owner of the firm, AloTerra Restoration Services in Fort Collins. He has wide and deep experience with restoration of not only wetlands, but forests, prairies, stream banks, and open spaces. The organization strives for highly functioning ecological states in all their installations. He will educate you on the value of wetlands, and their role in creating clean water and air, and habitat for birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles. He will give us a list of recommended native plant species and the correct ways to plant and maintain those so that they can thrive in your backyard wetlands!
Also a founder of the Southern Rockies Seed Network, John has valuable knowledge on collecting the right species and learning how to track the phenology of plants to know when the seed is ripe and ready to pick.