Protecting & raising awareness for the Monarch butterfly, through interactive educational talks within schools. Monarch Butterflies are the doorway to nature & connection with the magical world.
Book me for as a guest speaker at your next garden club night, rotary club or Lions club. I will talk all about raising caterpillars, monarchs and caring for the swan plants once they have been demolished so they will replenish again for the next batch of caterpillars. I will guide you how to create that perfect butterfly garden at home or a school or local business.
I have been getting more and more request to speak at garden clubs, I absolutely love speaking to a bunch of passionate gardeners. I look forward each time buying their cuttings, and seeing their amazing creative flower displays they have have made from their own back garden. Each time I get to help judge too which is so cool, its so exciting!! Please email if you would like to come and speak, as a lot of garden clubs book me for a year in advance for their clubs.
I will share with you heaps of advice for planning ahead for the season and growing from seed, so your always have enough swan plants and raise healthy monarchs. I will teach you in depth about my special project I started in 2017 sowing 4000 swan plants with the help from over 100 Christchurch schools which has proven to be very successful as Preschools and schools have not have to buy as many if any swan plants out of their own pocket and have had enough to last them through the peak summer.
More info can be found here about my project Project Swan Plant 4000
I will teach you how to achieve a great garden and attract Monarch butterflies to your garden, give out hand outs and display all my personal photos and educational resources with you. I will leave you inspired and your go home having learnt so much about the magical life cycle.
In the summer months Im more than happy to come to retirement homes or hospitals and release the butterflies.
For more details and to discuss your venue please contact me:-
Call Maria 0276 452 361