March 19th, 2018
- Zac Kregosky – “Xeriscape”
- As our summers get hotter and water resources lessen, it will be even more important that we make the right decisions in our gardens. A garden should provide as much enjoyment as possible, while impacting our environment as little as possible. A great garden starts in the soil, and if done right, it should require little care. Attendees will learn about plant physiology and how it relates to making waterwise choices. The next important consideration is site exposure; choosing the right plant for the right location is key to creating a thriving garden. We will examine types of plants and specific plants ideal for xeriscape gardening. I firmly believe in and practice being a lazy gardener.
April 16th, 2018
- David Polster, ecological restoration specialist – “Natural Processes for the Restoration of Drastically Disturbed Sites”
- Natural processes have been restoring disturbed sites for millions of years. By understanding how these processes operate, effective strategies for the treatment of human disturbances can be developed. This talk will include information on how these systems can be used to treat local slumps and slides.
Past Speakers Archive:
Here is a list of speakers we have enjoyed in the past….
- February 19th, 2018 – Chanchal Cabrera: “Ethnobotany of Tribal People in Southern India”
- January 15, 2018: Carolyn Herriot “Natural Pest & Disease Control in the garden”
- March 20, 2017: Lynda Smith “Gardening with Kids”
- February 20, 2017: Donna Balzar “No Space? No Problem!”
- January 16, 2017: Gordon Mackay, “Pruning Trees and Shrubs: the how, when and …WHY! “
- Oct. 17, 2016: AGM & Kem Luther – “What does it MEAN? mycorrhizas, mushrooms, and plants”
- Sept. 26, 2016: Gwen Odermatt – “The Secret Life of my Garden: Gardening to build habitat for beneficial wildlife”
- August 15, 2016: Karen Myskiw – “Elements of Xeriscape Gardening”
- June 20, 2016: Margot Moser – “Native Plant Beauties for Small Space Gardens”
- May 16, 2016: Dianne Gaines – “Small Fruits in the Garden”