When: Sunday, October 3rd at 2PM
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Join us this year as we DIG IN to the world of native plants and pollinators. DIG IN is a year-long lecture series that will cover many facets of protecting our vulnerable pollinators and supporting them with native plants. Claudia Thompson kicks off the series with a talk on how doing away with your fall yard cleanup can be a huge help to the pollinator population and the propogation of native plants. Join us to learn more as we start this exciting journey!
From Ms. Thompson: “The standard fall garden “clean-up” is a disaster for our ecosystem, in more ways than most of us know. So, leave those leaves! Life abounds in the leaf litter of our gardens, and the seasonal cycles of both growth and decay are critical to building healthy soil. Come learn about a new approach to gardening that embraces and harnesses ecological systems instead of creating dead zones in our landscapes. This will help to sustain biodiversity— life for birds, butterflies, pollinators, and so much other valuable fauna. It will make your garden more interesting, allowing you to grow beautiful wildflowers and other plants that you might not be able to otherwise. And in addition to being ecologically smart, it will save you money and time, and even promote your own health. Join us to dissect the conventional fall clean-up in detail— which practices should we keep, and which do we jettison for a better world?