Bringing Nature Home to YOUR Yard

Bringing Nature Home to YOUR Yard
Lecture & Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 30th

Time: 9 am – 12noon

Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1120 Darley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810


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

Co-sponsored by:
Naaman’s Creek Watershed Association (NCWA)
Trinity Presbyterian Church Stewards of the Earth
Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (CCOBH)

Photograph: Douglas Tallamy

Photograph: Douglas Tallamy

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