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Sustainable Landscaping Webinar

October 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

a woman stands in front of a garden outside an office

This year PEC has moved its annual Sustainable Landscaping Workshop into a virtual platform (Zoom) with new presentations! Join us during your Friday lunch hour for this free, informative webinar, including three presentations by guest speakers Jim McGlone (Virginia Department of Forestry), Tim Ohlwiler (Virginia Cooperative Extension), and David Wood (Chesapeake Stormwater Network).

Building a Garden Ecosystem – Jim McGlone

Learn about the role of plants and insects in your garden and how using native plants can change your garden into a self-sustaining low maintenance garden ecosystem that grows beautiful plants and attracts pollinators like butterflies.

Solutions to Challenging Soils and Locations – Tim Ohlwiler

Virginia gardeners often have problems with drought, high pH soils, compacted soils, sidewalks and other challenges with planting trees. Tim will talk about evaluating soils in difficult locations and then share some of his favorite trees for those challenging locations.

Build Your Own Rain Garden – David Wood

Looking for landscaping tips that can help attract birds and pollinators and maybe even treat a bit of stormwater runoff? David will discuss how to design and build your own backyard rain garden. Learn how to boost backyard habitat and reduce nuisance flooding on your property in an environmentally friendly way.

Register for this free event: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdOmsqT8qH9UiPpNBKzdd8wNmmVhs-1rk

This event is sponsored by the Patricia and Nicolass Kortlandt Memorial Grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.