HTA is offering an online learning experience for the TreeKeepers course. This class is perfect for City employees, landscape providers, Master Gardeners/Naturalists, students, retirees or just those that want to learn more about their own trees. All sessions will be held via Zoom with one tentative open air demo workday on the Saturday 26th. The Zoom program is available for free download on your desktop, mobile device or tablet.
If you have questions, please call Sarah Crowder at 816-561-1086 or email Sarah.Crowder@bridgingthegap.org and she’ll be happy to help! If you can’t attend all sessions, you will be able to access the recorded version for a limited time.
Thursday, September 10th: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Introduction to Trees | Tree Identification
Instructor: Kim Bomberger, Community Forester Kansas Forest Service
Thursday, September 17th: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Selection | Planting
Instructor: Robert Whitman, Landscape Architect Gould Evans
Wednesday, September 23rd: 6:00 — 8:30 pm
Instructor: Jared Lind, City of Lenexa
Saturday, September 26th: 9:00 — 12:00 pm
Hands-on demo. Planting | Pruning | Tree ID
Westwood City Hall, Westwood KS
Thursday, October 1st: 6:00 — 8:30 pm
Urban Soils | Tree Biology
Instructor: Lynn Loughary, Horticulture Agent, Wyandotte County Extension
Thursday, October 8th:6:00 — 8:30 pm
Pests and Problems
Instructor: Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County Extension
Bridging The Gap’s annual gala is well-known for its innovative themes and permanent impact on people’s behaviors. (Remember last year’s “plastic free marketplace”?) This year, though we’re going virtual, is no exception. On Thursday, Sept. 24, join hundreds of environmental enthusiasts across our region, as we explore how food choices, seriously, strengthen our region’s food supply and help avert climate change. BTG’s program that night will feature influential area farmers and the nationally-known blogger Kathryne Taylor, with inspiring low-impact recipes from “Cookie and Kate”, while highlighting BTG’s work in tree canopy and prairie restoration, recycling, business sustainability, and much more. Best of all, it’s all free — the more, the merrier! We’re not limited by room size or ticket price this year, so please “come”, and pass this along to your friends. If there’s anything the pandemic has underscored, it’s a basic BTG tenet: we’re stronger and better, working together.