ONLINE CLASS: Fall Planting for a Spring Garden to Attract Pollinators

Two Fridays: September 16 online and 23rd in-person, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT

$50.00 Per Household (10 % off for members)
Creating a pollinator garden is easy. Learn the easy steps to plant a continuous blooming garden for the growing seasons from spring to fall.  You will learn about native plants and keystone plants as well as trees and shrubs.  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. For example, the importance of maintaining winter habitat for insects and birds   and improving the soil by leaving the fallen leaves in your garden.  Information will be distributed that has extensive information on native plants, trees, and shrubs. How to divide plants and prune branches will also be demonstrated.
There we will also be a hands-on planting demonstration outdoors introducing planting techniques of native seeds, bulbs, bare roots, and seedlings.
First, there will be a lecture and conversation online about Doug Tallamay’s book Nature’s Best Hope and attendees will learn about the importance of keystone plants and trees essential to protecting our ecosystem, pollinators, and ourselves.
The second part of the class will be in-person and focus on important practices to address climate change and plant the seeds that will unleash a national homegrown park that Tallamay encourages us each to create.  We will plant perennial seeds and bulbs that will emerge in the spring in front of the Politics and Prose bookstore. 
Two Fridays: September 16 online and 23rd in-person, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT

Recommended Book:

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.

Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard By Douglas W. Tallamy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604699005
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Timber Press - February 4th, 2020