Wildflower Meadow Check-in and Community Conversation
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 5:30 TO 7:30 P.M. || MOSQUITO CONTROL HEADQUARTERS AT 2100 LEON C. SIMON
Check in on the native wildflower meadow and join a community conversation on planting and environmental stewardship.
In April, the Water Leaders Institute, NOMRTCB, NPI-GNO, Courtney Egan, Antenna, and Civic Studio came together to plant a native wildflower meadow at the NOMRTCB headquarters in Gentilly. Since then, we’ve hosted a range of community conversations and performances at this site.
From 5:30 to 6:30, we invite you to come out to the site to see how the different plants are doing, from the clasping coneflowers to the evening primroses to the lemon beebalm. Which plants are in bloom? Which weeds have also taken root? We welcome you to lend a hand with weeding and other upkeep that will help improve the health of the meadow, and also to take home an illustrated native wildflower field guide.
At 6:30, we’ll grab a spot in the shade of trees planted by the NOLA Tree Project after Hurricane Katrina, and host a community conversation on planting, wildflowers, and environmental stewardship. We welcome all perspectives and experiences as part of this conversation.