Working with Nature for Sustainable, Beautiful Gardens: June 9-10

Virginia Cooperative Extension/Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia are hosting a 2-day symposium on Sustainability “Working with Nature for Sustainable, Beautiful Gardens” June 9-10

From the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia:

A Two-Day Symposium Featuring

* Douglas W. Tallamy, Author of Bringing Nature Home
* Holly Shimizu, Executive Director, U.S. Botanic Garden

Register now through EventBrite.

Day 1: Keynote presentation by Dr. Tallamy on how native plants can beautify our gardens while serving as central food sources for the insects, birds and butterflies that are essential to a healthy local ecosystem. Holly Shimizu will describe the Landscape for Life ™ program, an eco-friendly approach to gardening from the U.S. Botanic Garden that can provide a wealth of health and environmental benefits. The day also includes break-out sessions with local experts on elements of the Landscape for Life ™ program. To be held at Fairlington Community Center.

Day 2: Participants will tour the VCE/MGNV Demonstration Gardens in Arlington and Alexandria to see the elements of the Landscape for Life™ program in action.

Registration fee (includes a box lunch): $40 for early registration; $50 starting on April 1.

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See the attached flyer for more information. Sustainability Symposium (PDF)
More information is available about the Landscape for Life program at their website.”

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