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We offer an array of programs that protect the planet and help you reconnect with nature, inspire creativity and celebrate the art of the garden. Whether in the garden or around the home, there is always something more to know about green living.
GARDEN DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS & THE FAINT OF HEARTBOOK
Are you intimidated by garden magazines? Think you can’t create a beautiful green space? Even garden newbies can handle these simple techniques for improving a landscape. Learn to frame out garden areas, add show-stopping plants and shrubs, and improve the look and feel of your soil. Add a finishing touch with some interesting garden art, and transform your garden from “blah” to “ahhh!”
BUILD A BUG HOTELBOOK
Welcome beneficial bugs by putting up a bug hotel in your garden. Bug hotels offer a place for lacewings, ladybugs, solitary bees, and other good bugs to rest and nest. Since their hotel is right near the garden, you have pollinators and pest controllers right on the premises. Make a bug hotel from a pine box filled with natural elements like bamboo, bark, pods, and dried flowers. Available as hands-on workshop only. Material fe...
SAVE THE WORLD IN YOUR BACKYARDBOOK
Contribute to a greener planet starting with your own chunk of Earth. Learn to identify and conserve your natural resources by mixing DIY ingenuity with homespun practicality. Improve your garden soil, add native blooms to your garden, and invite beneficial bugs and butterflies to help your garden grow. Being more environmentally conscious is easier than you think!
Looking for a different route to garden design? Consider creating a garden based on a theme. Choose plants based on color, container type, or seasonal blooming. What about a historical period, literary mention or your family heritage? There are plants to accommodate any theme, from Shakespeare to the alphabet. Using a theme helps give your green space a whole new layer of meaning.
THE BEST NESTBOOK
Birds are plenty busy in the Spring when they start to feather their nests. If you enjoy watching birds, consider making a nesting wreath filled with materials they can use for their home. The wreath is filled with fibers, twigs and feathers to help your feathered friends along. Available as hands-on workshop only. Material fee applies.
URBAN & SMALL SPACE GARDENINGBOOK
When your growing space is limited by where you live, consider vertical gardens and alternative containers. Crafted from inexpensive materials, you can customize your plantings to fit your space. Culinary herbs, compact vegetables and a rainbow of blooms can all be grown in tight spaces. Learn what works, what doesn’t and where to find all the accessories you’ll need to get started.
Prairie Godmothers can tailor speaking engagements to the needs of your organization. Focusing on sustainable living and gardening, the topics are endless. You provide the idea; we'll bring the passion—it's what drives everything we do.
GARDENING BASICS FOR BEGINNERSBOOK
For novices only, pick up tips, tasks, and terms that every gardener needs to know. Before you can deadhead (what?), you should know about soil, garden safety, zones, bloom time... whew, it’s exhausting. Turn your brown thumb bright green when you learn the language of gardening.
GROW AND HARVEST HERBSBOOK
Herbs add garden interest with captivating colors and delightful tastes. Plan your own herb garden by learning what to grow and how to do it. Herbs can add taste and aroma to culinary dishes and they’re also wonderful for personal care use like salves, facial masks, bath soaks and more. Take home tips, techniques and recipes that will enhance your home and health.
IT’S A WRAPBOOK
Gift wrap is inexpensive when you recycle and reuse. Learn what you need to build a Gift Wrap Toolkit of recycled papers, boxes and accessories. Prairie Godmothers will demonstrate the art of low budget, spectacular gift presentation and show you how you can create your own stunning yet low-cost gift wraps, cards, tags and ribbons from some surprising resources.
MAKE YOUR OWN BATH & BODY BLENDSBOOK
Turn your kitchen into a spa by making your own body care essentials. It’s easier than you think and so good for you, your skin and the environment. Common ingredients and even some garden herbs can be transformed into body scrubs, facial cleansers, bath soaks and more. Available as demonstration only or hands-on workshop (material fee applies).
MAKE YOUR HOME CLEAN AND GREENBOOK
Keep the house clean and healthy with products you make yourself. Home blended cleaners are better for you, your pocketbook, and the environment. Learn about many green products that you can make in your own kitchen. Simple ingredients can be transformed into non-toxic laundry detergent, disinfectants, all-purpose cleaners and more. Available as demonstration only or hands-on workshop (material fee appl...