First Nations University Restoration Project and Demonstration Garden

As some of you know I am working on establishing a native plant demonstration garden just outside (west of) the First Nations University in Regina. We planted a lot of plants about two weeks ago and it is starting to look nice, i.e. some plants such as Gaillardia and Brown-Eyed Susan are flowering.

In addition, the native prairie restoration project at the First Nations University that was started about 3 years ago is looking great. The restoration site is located just west of the building. It was seeded to a number of native plant species such as June grass, Northern wheatgrass, Prairie sage, Gaillardia, Brown-Eyed Susan, Wild flax etc. and many of these species are flowering right now. It is probably one of the best restoration projects in SK! It is really worth seeing and I recommend that you go by the site sometimes soon. There is a possibility that the site is mowed before the end of June, something that we are in the middle of trying to stop! If you want to help us protect this restoration site, please send me an e-mail and I will forward your concerns to the right person.

Thanks for your support!

Malin Hansen (hansen2m@uregina.ca)