Milkweeds for Monarchs
We enjoyed a presentation from Arizona Milkweeds for Monarchs, Mike Wagner, today. Mike shared with us what the hope and method are for the space they have at the Community Garden. 
He also educated the group on milkweeds. A major concern is the possible extinction of butterflies in our lifetime. Thus, the need for milkweeds to serve as host plants for monarchs. Milkweeds also serve as hosts to other pollinators including flies, bees, wasps, and of course butterflies. 
Arizona is home to 40+ species of milkweeds. Nearly half of the milkweed species in the United States can be found in Arizona!
The space Arizona Milkweeds for Monarchs has at the Community Garden will serve as a demonstration garden. 30 plant species will be found in the space with 8 native plant species and 22 nectar/pollen plants. 
Mike shared with us some things that ring true for our club and why we created the Community Garden, a garden is many things:
  • Fresh food
  • Exercise
  • Serenity
  • Monarch habitat garden
  • Pollinator garden
  • Special place to gather and escape the world.
We hope to see you all visiting the monarch and pollinating garden soon. This month's happy bucks will serve as a donation to Arizona Milkweeds for Monarchs, a registered 501 (c)3. Click here to donate.
April 15, 2021
Edition 3, Issue 17
President- Jennette Bill
Immediate Past President- Damian Bruno
President Elect- Heather Hermen
President Nominee- Carolyn Martin
Secretary- Sara Crosby-Hartman
Treasurer- Matt Helm
Membership- Mark von Hoetzendorff
Rotary Foundation- Rob Schaefer
Youth Services- Holly Johnson
Public Relations- Miki Dzugan
Read more about the Rotary Foundation by clicking here.
Happy Birthday: Brent Mullen!
Happy Rotary Anniversary to Miki- 30 YEARS!!
The week of service takes place April 17-24. Make sure you stop at the Eye Boutique and pick up your clean up kit, plan a hike or walk, collect some trash, clean up the area around you, take a picture and send to Heather. We're working with the Sedona and Cottonwood-Verde Valley clubs to clean up 1,000 pounds of trash!
  • Week of Service: April 17-24
  • Garden Work Day: April 24
  • Grocery Grab tickets on sale at Clark's April 24, 25
  • Garden Celebration & Ribbon Cutting, May 8
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Club Information
Sedona Village
People of Action
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Currently meeting via Zoom
690 Bell Rock Blvd.
Sedona, AZ 86351
United States of America
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Have questions, need more information, please contact the Club President: Jennette Bill.