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KISMA is a New Go Beyond Beauty Hub!

Did you know that many of the plants that are most invasive in local natural areas originally arrived as ornamental garden plants? For many, a garden’s purpose begins and ends with beauty. We believe it is possible to create spaces that transcend beauty alone. You can prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species by purchasing plants at local nurseries and through landscapers/designers that have committed to not selling high-threat invasive ornamental plants in Michigan.

Learn more about KISMA as a Go Beyond Beauty hub on the Go Beyond Beauty website

Participate in KISMA's Barberry Trade-Up Days this August!

Dig up your barberry plants (roots and all) and bring them to one of the following Trade-Up Days to receive a $10 coupon for a native shrub from a local nursery (special thanks to Flowers by Sleeman, Kismet Gardens, and Designs by Nature)!

  • Sat. August 3 at Houghton High School (10am-2pm)
  • Thurs. August 8 at L'Anse Department of Public Works (4pm-7pm)
  • Sat. August 10 at Eagle Harbor Solid Waste Facility (10am-2pm)

Learn more about KISMA's Barberry Trade-Up Days and pre-register now!




KISMA provides education and outreach to property owners and managers to help identify and treat priority invasive species in order to foster native plant communities.

Invasive species are not native to an area. Without competitors, predators, and diseases, these species outcompete native species, causing harm to the environment, economy, or human health.

KISMA works in Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties.

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