Benefiting our Urban Garden Ecosystems with Native Plants - Zoom

Benefiting our Urban Garden Ecosystems with Native Plants - Zoom

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Native plants can turn our urban gardens into vital ecosystems. Presenter: Tamara O'Brien. Host: Kelly Strope, Arcadia Natives

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This multimedia Zoom presentation will provide an introduction to the principals and practice of growing native plants in our urban gardens, and explain:

• how this benefits the ecosystem;

• the importance of native plants to pollinators;

• the importance of pollinators to our food supply and our gardens, the impact of chemicals in our gardens.

This program will also present a virtual tour of Arcadia Natives Nursery in Washington, PA, a fabulous source for native plants in our area.

The program begins at 10 am, and is free to members of the Highland Park Garden Club. Non-members are can attend the presentation with a donation ($10 suggested) through Eventbrite. The Zoom link will be included in the donation confirmation. All are invited to join HPGC; membership information can be found here.

Arcadia Natives, owned and operated in Washington County by Kelly Strope, is a licensed nursery with a focus on propagating container-grown native plants from seed, many of which are collected on their land. The focus is straight species plants (nativars; no hybrids or cultivars) and no harmful chemical pesticides are used on their plants.

Tamara O’Brien is a garden facilitator/consultant and pollinator advocate. She is the co-founder and co-president of the Western Pennsylvania Area Wild Ones Chapter; the founder and CEO of a local nonprofit Plant it Further; helps implement more permaculture style school and community gardens; serves as a mentor for the Pitt Plant to Plate Urban Student Garden; and sits on the PA Farm to School Policy Implementation group.

More information about Kelly and Arcadia Natives, and Tamara O'Brien can be found on the Highland Park website.

This program is part of the "Highland Park Garden Club Presents..." , a series of monthly programs designed to entertain and educate about gardening-related topics. The full schedule is listed below, and on our Facebook page: Highland Park Garden Club Pgh and website www.hpgcpgh.org

Please visit our Facebook page: Highland Park Garden Club Pgh or website www.hpgcpgh.org for more information about upcoming presentations, events and membership.

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