Meeting Location: The Ranch in Loveland -McKee building
5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, Colorado 80538
McKee Timnath/LaPorte Meeting Rooms
Please bring your own refreshment if desired.
6 – 6:30 p.m. – Login for zoomers. Sign in, social for in-person attendees
6:30 – open meeting, brief club business
6:45 Guest speaker
7:30 – break
7:45 – Short speaker 15 min
Long Speaker: Grace Johnson, Assistant Manager of Horticulture at Chatfield Farms “Pollinator Plants for the Colorado Home Garden”
Subject: Pollinator Plants for the Colorado Garden; discussing climate-appropriate and climate-adapted plants both native and non-native that will thrive in the home landscape and benefit pollinators
Short Speaker: Brian Dreilling, member
Subject: European Foul Brood Experience in NoCo
After graduating college with a degree in Environmental Science, Grace Johnson has worked in ornamental horticulture for more than 9 years. Prior to maintaining the prairie gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Grace worked in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve where she gardened exclusively with native plants and assisted with prairie restoration. In addition to native plant and water-wise horticulture, Grace has experience in traditional Victorian horticulture, aquatic gardening, seed collection, and propagation. Grace currently maintains the prairie gardens, Watersmart Avenue, Plant Select Garden, and cactus collection at Chatfield Farms and serves as Assistant Manager to the Horticulture Team. Grace has a passion for ecological and sustainable gardening and hopes to continue creating landscapes that encourage plant diversity and provide habitat for pollinators.