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Native Plant Conference held as webinar

March is not optimal gardening weather in Michigan, but if you are itching to get your hands into the dirt, the Michigan Native Plant Conference on March 7 and 8 might tide you over.

This annual conference hosted by the Wildflower Association of Michigan is being presented this year as a webinar with the theme “Biodiversity: Strengthening Native Plant Communities.” It will feature information on a variety of topics related to native plants and habitats, landscape design, wildlife, and invasive species.

The cost to access the webinar is $50, or $25 for students. Registration will close at 5 p.m. March 4. To register or for more information, visit