Wednesday, March 18, 12-1 pm
$6 per person; $5 for MEC members
This is the first in a new series of 1-hour mid-day talks on various topics. Pack your lunch and come on down.
This talk will be hosted by yours truly, Lisa Cameron, Senior Landscape Architect with the NJMC. We’ll celebrate the warm temperatures and welcome the growing season with an overview of gardening basics from a design perspective. We’ll talk about the functions of plants in the landscape and how to select the right ones for your situation. We’ll also touch upon related topics such as pruning and mulching. Register here please.
Today’s NY Times includes a great op-ed piece by Douglas Tallamy about the benefits to wildlife when we choose native plants. Read it here.
The column also links to a gorgeous photo-essay showing specific plant/animal associations. Good stuff.
“A recent study looked at Michigan’s bald eagle population and found that they are the most contaminated birds on the planet based on banned flame retardant chemicals found in their livers.”
Read the story from TreeHugger here.
Read the story from Environmental Health News here.
Read the original report in the Journal of Great Lakes Research here.