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Integrating Natural Areas Into Your Garden & Landscape

February 16 @ 10:00 am

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Integrating natural areas into your gardening practices
can add value to your home landscaping.

Citizens for Conservation’s 2019 Community Education Program Series will feature “Habitat Makeover: Adding Value to Your Landscape” on Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. Landscape architect and ecologist Andy Stahr will discuss the successful implementation of natural areas into home landscapes; he will also introduce a wildlife value rating tool that can be used to evaluate a landscape’s current wildlife value and help plan for increasing its value through adaptive gardening.

Stahr is a principal landscape architect and ecologist for ecology + vision, LLC and has more than a decade of award-winning experience as a design professional in both the public and private sectors as well as in the ecological restoration contracting industry. 

The winter program series, which focuses on creating habitat and earth-friendly yard practices, will also feature:

            —Native Plants: Trees, Shrubs, Flowers and Grasses; Saturday, March 9. Meredith Tucker, naturalist and chair of CFC’s Habitat Corridors program, will share information on favorite native plants that are popular with her Habitat Corridors clients.

          —A Morning with Rachel Carson; Saturday, April 13. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard will portray Rachel Carson, scientist and author of Silent Spring, a wakeup call about the dangers of the pesticide DDT.

All programs will be held at the Barrington Village Hall at 200 S. Hough St., Barrington. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building. Programs begin at 10 a.m.; coffee, conversation and handouts will be available at 9:30. CFC members attend without charge; $10 for nonmembers. RSVP to 847-382-SAVE (7283) or to communityed@citizensforconservation.org. Please provide your name, phone number and the program name.


February 16
10:00 am
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