Saturday, July 20, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

City of Hudsonville Community Room
3275 Central Blvd.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Cost: $40.00 per participant   

Nature enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn about Upland Prairie Natives from Hudsonville Nature Center Naturalist Craig Elston. Class will begin at the City of Hudsonville Community room for a period of lecture including the historical scope and range of the original North American and Michigan prairies as compared to today. Discussion will include what a prairie is and what are the components, inhabitants and their interactions as part of prairie ecology. This course will also cover the planting and construction of a prairie planting and its maintenance. Participants will then have a short drive over to the Hudsonville Nature Center. The outdoor lab portion of the session will explore a 6 acre restored tall grass prairie, identifying and discussing both flowering plants and grasses while walking through the prairie for an up-close and personal look. Long pants and closed toe shoes are a must for this session.

Re-certified MSU Extension Master Gardener attendees will earn 4 continuing education hours to be reported using the VMS project of Environmental Stewardship: Native Plants.

Register today to learn more about Native Prairie Plants and Wildflowers.

Registration deadline: July 12, 2019 or when the class is full (limited to 30 participants).

No registrations at the door. 

Payment by Credit Card (Debit cards requiring a PIN are not accepted): Recommended, via this secure MSU payment site to expedite your seat reservation. To ensure your transaction is processed, please enter your personal information exactly as shown on the credit card and do not include dashes or spaces when entering your credit card number. You will receive confirmation of transaction approval upon completion of the payment process. 

Payment by Check/Money Order: Postmark deadline is July 2, 2019. Your seat is not reserved until your balance is paid in full. 

Make payment to MSU and mail your payment to:

MSU ANR Event Services - 2019 Upland Native Prairie Plants
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive, Room 11
East Lansing, MI  48824

Refund Policy

  • A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued for any registration cancelled up to 7 days before the workshop.
  • No refund will be issued for any registration cancelled within 7 days of the workshop.
  • No refund will be issued for any registration cancelled after the workshop has started.
  • Substitutions allowed.

2019 Uplands Native Prairie Plants and Wildflowers

Registration for 2019 Upland Native Prairie Plants and Wildflowers is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2019.

There are 19 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information contact Anglea VanOrder with Kent MSU Extension at or 616-632-7892.