Gardeners' Gathering - Horticulture at the Zoo

CityKansas City
CountyJackson (MO2418)
Date06/20/2019
Hours18:30
CategoriaEvents
Official Website
Kansas City
Jackson (MO2418)
Tel 2019-06-20
Categoria Events
Gardeners

If you love horticulture and zoology, this program is for you. Join us as Crystal Broadus, KC Zoo Horticulture Manager, and Shawn Stuettger, KC Zoo Maintenance Supervisor, take us into their world of safely incorporating plants with animals in the zoo. You will enjoy a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a walking tour. Some of the topics covered will be: Daily routines of horticulture staff What goes into design for flower beds, landscaping and new exhibits How horticulture is used for enrichment of animals Plants and toxicity to animals “Browse Garden” used to create limbs/vegetation for eating and stimulation What plants are preferred by various animals “Zoo Manoo” (compost) program Tour of pollinator garden, polar bear green roof, rain garden, tropics building, monarch way station, Hallmark children’s garden Attendance is limited to 40 people.  The event is free, but registration is required and begins on May 25. Meet in the Deramus building by the main entrance.  For more information call 816-523-5526 or email chronwall@umkc.edu.  Rain or shine..


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