Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Why Flowers Look the Way They Do

  • September 09, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th Street, Coralville

Backyard Abundance is hosting a presentation titled “Why Flowers Look the Way They Do” at the Coralville Public Library at 1401 5th Street in Coralville from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 9. The event is free and open to everyone.


Attendees will learn about the intricate and amazing relationships between people, plants, and pollinators. Strategies flowers use to get pollinated will be discussed along with Colony Collapse Disorder among our bee population. The presentation concludes by learning how to support a healthier pollinator population through gardening practices and lifestyle choices.


Rose Madrone is a botanist, herbalist, educator and filmmaker. She is the founder and past proprietor of Mountain Rose Herbs. She graduated from the Regenerative Design Institute, the Cascadia Permaculture Institute, and Humboldt State University. She has worked with sustainable systems and immersed herself in the world of plants for most of her life.


She grew up in Iowa City and currently resides in Portland, Oregon working on an exciting film project about the Interconnected Quality of the world. Visit her website:

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