Published On: Sun, Feb 7th, 2016

Winter Lecture: Suburban Garden Retrofit- Increasing Biodiversity In Your Home Garden

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/07/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

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Dr. Mary Myers, a landscape architect and academic, will walk you through the transformation of her

own property: removing lawn, adding rain gardens, and planting native Piedmont plants to satisfy her

goals of creating a beautiful enclave with increased biodiversity and improved stormwater regulation

services. The garden described in this presentation was featured in the Home and Garden section of the

New York Times in 2014. An avid proponent of using ecological science as a basis for design, Mary

Myers, Ph.D. spearheaded development of the Temple University Master of Landscape Architecture

program with a concentration in Ecological Landscape Restoration.

This program is the fifth installment of the Preserve’s Winter Lecture Series. The program will take place

on Sunday, February 7, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The fee for Preserve Members is $8 per lecture. The fee

for non-members is $12 per lecture. Seating for all lectures is general admission; arrive early to get the

seat of your choice. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins welcomed only as space

permits. Most popular topics WILL sell out. Call (215)862-2924 to register.

About the Author

- “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." - Einstein

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