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Free Trees And Backyard Ecosystems
September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a hands-on workshop for homeowners and curious people who want to learn about the biodiversity in their back yards and how to shape them into better habitats for less time and money than a traditional lawn.
Hi, I’m Abigail! I’m a gardener with a perspective/approach of learning from and observing what natural processes are doing in human-shaped environments. Over the spring and summer, I started learning to identify plants and I noticed that tree saplings were growing in the tidy lawns and pavement cracks around me, and I realized that lawn and garden management techniques are focused on fighting against nature without understanding what nature is doing or why, rather than observing nature to learn how to better take care of it.
We will be searching for the pockets of biodiversity and resilience that exist in lawn and roadside environments and the hints of natural restorative and healing processes happening even in heavily managed areas, and a nature walk demonstrating ecological succession and what a healthier, more biodiverse environment looks like.
Not only will you be able to pick up some free native trees while supplies last, you’ll also learn to notice the free trees that probably already exist in your surroundings.