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Grow Native Series
The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitat for Wildlife - Nancy Lawson

Learn about why and how to use native Virginia plants in your landscape

If you’ve heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for everyone, but are not sure why or how to do that, this series of webinars brings you up to speed on ways to turn your home garden into a native-friendly, sustainable and resilient habitat for birds and other wildlife.

This virtual series is presented via Zoom.

$10 covers the entire series. Attend each program or pick and choose your topics. Another series will be offered this fall to help you continue your efforts and prepare for the winter.

The Plant Virginia Natives Landscaping with Natives webinar series is coordinated and funded, in part, by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through grants from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

The webinar is also being sponsored and hosted by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Blue Ridge PRISM.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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September 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 
The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitat for Wildlife

Nancy Lawson

In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane, eco-friendly gardening philosophies into action by protecting nesting sites; eliminating hazards; nurturing natives; and resolving conflicts with commonly misunderstood creatures.

Nancy Lawson is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife, a columnist for “All Animals” magazine and the creator of the award-winning website, HumaneGardener.com. A frequent speaker on garden ecology, she founded Humane Gardener to pioneer and promote animal-friendly landscaping methods. Lawson’s book and wildlife habitat have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Oprah magazine. Certified as a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, she also volunteers as a master naturalist and master gardener in central Maryland.


Banner photo above courtesy of Jan Newton

Grow Natives Series