Bringing Nature Home to YOUR Yard
Lecture & Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 30th
Time: 9 am – 12noon
9-9:15 am Registration, Coffee and light refreshments
9:15-9:30 Welcome and Overview – Marianne Cinaglia, Exective Director, NCWA
9:30-10 Creating a Backyard Habitat – Elaine Schmerling, Habitat Steward, DE Nature Society
10-10:30 Watch Out for These Plants – Greg Gagliano, Red Tail Restoration and Land Mgmt.
10:30-11 Incorporating Native plants into your Plant Design – Beth Stark, Goodstay Gardens & Landscape Designer
11-noon Workshop Choices: Choose One or All!
Tree Planting with Councilman John Cartier (3 plantings: 11:10, 11:30, 11:40) – learn proper tree planting technique and bring wildlife to Trinity Presbyterian Church! Elaine Schmerling/Carol Larson
Design with Native plants: – bring photos, surveys, and/or sketches and let us make suggestions! Beth Stark and Carol Larson, Arden Forest Chair
Plant Identification – Not sure if you have good native plants or invasive weeds? Bring photos or plants samples (if abundant – do NOT pick rare plants) for identification. Greg Gagliano/Elaine Schmerling
Introduction to Backyard Composting – make your own black gold! Hetty Francke, Master Composter
Cost: No charge! Thanks to our generous sponsors. But…please RSVP!
RSVP: Carol Shumway, 302 475-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Naaman’s Creek Watershed Association (NCWA)
Trinity Presbyterian Church Stewards of the Earth
Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (CCOBH)