From improved soil quality and water filtration to providing resources for humans, pollinators, butterflies and birds, we can harness the growing power of plants in our own backyards. This session will provide a brief overview of many of the benefits of native plants and how we can incorporate them into beautiful urban gardens, while also creating healthy and functional ecosystems.
Instructor Marissa Renz is the owner of Plant Happiness LLC, a gardening company located in Fort Wayne. She is an Advanced Master Gardener and has a B.S. in Public Affairs, Environmental Policy which she received at IPFW. Marissa's research of plants and garden design focuses on creating visually appealing outdoor spaces, that also operate as balanced and functional ecosystems.