Native Plants Workshop with Bug Lovers Native Plants – Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Sun Jul 28, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Join Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and Brian Antczak, owner of Bug Lovers Native Plants to learn how to landscape with native plants at Daniel Boone Native Gardens

At this Workshop, participants can expect to learn about how to sustainably use and incorporate native plants that are crucial for providing food and habitat for wildlife for Appalachian and Piedmont gardens and landscapes to your home farm or garden. This workshop will also include suggestions for attracting pollinators and beneficial insects for biological control.

What to Expect: This workshop will take place outside, please come prepared for the weather. Brian There will be a Q+A section after the official workshop ends at 12:00pm that you are welcome to stick around and ask Brian. 

What to Bring: Bring a water bottle and any snacks you might want. If you would like to sit during any point of the workshop, please bring a lawn chair. 

Address: 651 Horn in the W Dr, Boone, NC 28607

Please email with any questions. Thank you! 

About Brian Antczak and Bug Lovers Native Plants: Brian is a graduate student in horticulture at NC State who found a connection between his love of wildlife and love of gardening. His research interests are in the connections between the plants we grow and the insects and other life in the natural world around us.  Bug Lovers Native Plants is a small native plant nursery based in Ashe County, NC. Our goal is to provide sustainably produced perennial wildflowers and shrubs native to the High Country region of the Appalachian Mountains. These plants are specifically selected for their benefit to "bugs" and other local wildlife, by providing them with a food source for bees, butterflies, birds, and beneficial insects.

About Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture: Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture helps build an equitable, sustainable High Country local food system by supporting producers and cultivating community connections that educate, inspire, and increase the demand for local food. This workshop is part of BRWIA's 2024 CRAFT Summer Workshop Series. Blue Ridge Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) cultivates meaningful mentor relationships between aspiring and experienced farmers. ​We believe that the educational and professional development of tomorrow’s growers and producers informs the health of our diverse local-food system and rural economy. Check out our other workshops and events for producers at