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Chapter Program: Building Pocket Prairies
July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conservationist Lan Shen, will show us how to build our own pocket prairie. A pocket prairie or prairie garden is a smaller site, typically 1/4 acre or larger, which has been planted with native grasses, sedges and wildflowers. It reflects the original grassland vegetation dominant in our area prior to European settlement. It is a low-maintenance landscape that encourages a diversity of plant and animal species.
Learn how to quickly, easily, and affordably transform an unused nook of your lawn into a dynamic, native pocket prairie garden that is naturally beautiful, full of life and invaluable to the creatures that share your yard as their home. A larger pocket prairie in your yard can help reduce water runoff during storms.
Lan is on staff at Katy Prairie Conservancy as the seed collection manager and Great Grow Out Coordinator. She also is a very active volunteer at many local prairie organizations and serves as the Deer Park Prairie Coordinator with the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairie Association of Texas and is active in the Coastal Prairie Partnership.