Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT
This series of classes designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable and beautiful urban gardens.
Free, registration suggested. Sign up for one, two or all three.
February 27, Ecological Landscaping
Maggie Redfern, Connecticut College Arboretum
Are you interested in cultivating a garden that is in harmony with nature? This presentation will introduce environmentally sound practices including planting native plants, removing exotic invasive plants, letting naturalized plants grow, minimizing water consumption and storm water runoff, reducing fossil fuel usage, and not using chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
March 6, Gardening for Wildlife
Kim Hargrave, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
As open spaces shrink, wildlife becomes dependent on our yards for survival. No matter where you live or the size of your yard, it can become an important part of an animal’s life. Attracting pollinators, birds and butterflies will all be covered.
March 13, Creating Rain Gardens
Mike Dietz, NEMO Program Director
Rain gardens are increasingly being used to reduce stormwater pollution in Connecticut. Besides performing this important function, they can also enhance the landscape of your yard. This presentation will provide information on how to design, site, size, install and maintain rain gardens. Our smartphone app will also be highlighted.