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Gardening with Native Plants Workshop II
June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Let’s go native!
Gardening with native plants in our suburban landscape has many environmental benefits. Join landscape designer Amanda Bayley, co-founder of PLAN it WILD, for a presentation on how to beautify your own yard with native plants.
Amanda will be presenting for the first hour, followed by a tour of several gardens at Teatown that showcase examples of the ecoregion concept. This includes:
- a visit to Wildflower Woods, a newly planted woodland area with plants that typically grow in this ecoregion
- an area of lawn replaced with mountain mint as an example of a pollinator pathway patch, or stepping stone, making the connection to larger habitat areas that may be in different ecoregions
- a brief tour of Wildflower Island, which is home to an assemblage of plants both cultivated and native to this ecoregion, highlighting the idea that ecoregion gardening is not purist, and can be successfully integrated into your garden with other plants that are not from this region but that still provide some form of habitat value.
This program is generously funded through the William and Henriette Granville Suhr Fund for the Environment, a fund of the Westchester Community Foundation.
Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.
Amanda has more than ten years of experience in designing natural areas and green infrastructure in NYC and its suburbs, working for the NYC Parks Department, the Natural Areas Conservancy (an environmental nonprofit) eDesign Dynamics (an ecological engineering firm), and residential design & build firms. She has a Master’s in landscape architecture from The City College of New York, a sustainability analytics certification from Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and currently serves on the Town of Cortlandt Conservation Advisory Council. She recently co-founded PLAN it WILD to transform lawns, backyards, corporate parks, and town centers into high-functioning, beautiful habitat.