Two Fridays: April 15th online and 22nd in-person, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Creating a pollinator garden is easy. Learn the steps you can take and the native keystone trees, shrubs and plants and the critical role they play to develop your own native patch of paradise. In addition to examining the effects of climate change on plants and invasive species, the presentation will explain what gardening practices you should ditch and the new environmentally and sound techniques that will save you time and money. A spreadsheet will detail what native plants thrive in our area and their light needs, bloom time, colors of the flowers, height and spread, and whether they attract pollinators, a very important factor.
On Friday, April 22nd "Earth Day," there we will be a hands-on planting demonstration outdoors in front of the Politics and Prose Connectitcut Ave Bookstore introducing planting techniques of native seeds, bulbs, bare roots and seedlings.
Two Fridays: April 15th online and 22nd in-person, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ET
Nature’s Best Hope, by Doug Tallamay (9781604699005)
Kathy Sykes I was lucky that my mother was a gifted gardener who instilled in me a love of nature. I began gardening seriously seven years ago as I approached the end of my professional career. I became a Master Gardener in 2019 through the program offered at the University of District of Columbia (UDC). I am passionate about changing the environment through gardening with native plants, including creating a pollinator corridor along Connecticut Avenue in my neighborhood. I also volunteer at the UDC roof garden, Peabody Elementary School, Tregaron Conservancy, and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.
Prior to gardening, I worked for 19 years at the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the Senior Advisor for Aging and Sustainability in Washington, DC. I also served in a senior capacity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was a senior staff member with the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging and with Congressman David Obey of Wisconsin. I earned a BA in Political Science and Spanish and a Master of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.