Breakout Session #1 – Monarchs, Milkweed, and the Monarch Highway
Worried about the Monarch Butterfly? Come to this session and see how you can help sustain this iconic species! As an avid Butterfly Gardener and long-time Monarch Conservationist, Carol will review the essentials of providing habitat for the Monarch, how you can be involved in citizen science projects, and where to get milkweed seeds or plants. You will also be introduced to the Monarch Highway and what this national project hopes to accomplish.
Breakout Session #2 – Awe: A Tool for Gardening with Children.
As a longtime Garden Club leader for children at local schools, Carol will share with you some of her tried and true ideas for turning children on to the world of gardening by appealing to their sense of wonder. You are sure to leave with some tips for gardening with children and several project ideas you can try at home, with a group, or in a classroom.
Carol Labuzzetta has been a Master Gardener Volunteer since 2004. She founded and led an after-school garden club for elementary students in Holmen from 2004-2017. Now, nearly finished with a Master’s degree in Environmental Education and Interpretation, she is based at North Woods International School in La Crosse. Carol’s passionate focus is on the conservation of local habitats and place-based, interdisciplinary learning. She hopes to continue to plant the seeds of environment stewardship in today’s youth, so we can all have a green tomorrow.