“Rewilding Your Yard: How Doing Less Can Bring You More”

Your home | Thu, Mar 18 | All Ages

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Time: Thu, Mar 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Your home

Description:

Join Lucy Birkett, ecology enthusiast and ecosystem gardener, to explore how our gardens, yards, and landscapes can be enhanced to benefit wildlife and insects, strengthen resiliency, and provide infinite delight and interest to humans. Lucy will show us how easy and rewarding it can be to grow native perennials, shrubs, and trees, and will recommend specific strategies and resources— some of which will involve doing a little less! Lucy will draw on her own lessons from “rewilding” her 1/4 acre yard and experiences in restoring ecological health to large and small areas of land.

After a brief presentation, Lucy will take questions from participants. Attendees are invited to submit questions with their registration if they prefer. As spring approaches, take this opportunity to plan ahead for a happy, healthy landscape on the land you tend.

Lucy consults in the areas of ecological landcare, wildlife gardening, plant identification and inventory, and ecosystem-centered design. She is also a grower of native perennials, shrubs, and trees and often works on farms. Lucy enjoys learning from and and engaging with many local organizations including (but not limited to!) Resilience Hub, Wild Seed Project, Maine Audubon, Ecological Landscape Alliance, several land trusts of course, Sierra Club, and CMBG- where she earned a certificate in Native Plants & Ecological Horticulture.

Lucy especially enjoys introducing people to the plants and other beings with whom we live: “A joy shared is a joy doubled.” (Goethe)

Check out these three presentations to learn more before the event: