Course Details

940: Creating a Local Healthy Ecosystem by Incorporating Native Plants Into Your Garden

July 13-14
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Why is it important to incorporate more native plants into your garden? How can you do this in a practical and affordable way? In this short course, we will discuss those topics, as well as why it is important to help protect biodiversity in our own backyards, how incorporating more native plants into our gardens protects local ecosystems, and native plants that provide the most ecological impact, color throughout the growing season, attract pollinators and birds, and are best suited to the environmental conditions in your garden and to your interests. Join us to learn about native plants and the local resources available to help you integrate them into your garden! THIS IN-PERSON COURSE IS BEING RECORDED FOR JULY SHORTS REGISTRANTS.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: In-Person

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Janet Entwistle

Janet Entwistle retired from the World Bank where she led country programs in Latin America and Africa. She is a lifelong gardener and also a Master Gardener. She is converting her own garden to incorporate more native plants, and is also helping others in the community do the same thing.

Reading List:

Nature's Best Hope (Douglas W. Tallamy) | 2000: Timber Press, Inc. | ISBN: 978-109678475 | Recommended