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Propagating Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators Field Course

Make Way for Monarchs

Country
United States

Region
Multiple

Agency Type
University

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Monarchs

Original Language
English, Spanish

Make Way for Monarchs offered a bilingual habitat certification course in nursery management and milkweed propagation for monarch recovery, with the University of Arizona Global Initiatives continuing education program. The course involved monarch and plant propagation experts from many partner organizations and invited participation from both US and Mexican federal agencies, as well as non-profits, farms, community gardens and educational institutions.

“The course offered an overview of factors relating to monarch endangerment and recovery, techniques for monitoring, principles of nursery management, specifics of seed collecting, cleaning, storage, germination and propagation of milkweeds (along with vegetative propagation), marketing and field seed production for restoration” (Make Way for Monarchs 2015).

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