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People live indoors, but your garden is a dynamic, living habitat for other fauna. Science tells us that a diversity of plant materials promotes a diversity of landscape insects and a healthier, more sustainable ecosystem. Janine Lester, landscape designer and consulting arborist, will show you how your ornamental landscape can be a beautiful and edible landscape for insects, birds, and other small garden dwellers.

Fees: Member $45, Non-Member $54

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required. This class has been rescheduled from its original date on May 25.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $45

Register Non-Member $54

Saturday, September 14, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Janine LesterAbout the Instructor

Janine Lester is a landscape designer and consulting arborist in Richmond, Virginia. She is a Board-Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. She holds a degree in Horticulture and is the only female Board-Certified Master Arborist in Virginia. Janine recently retired from the Urban Forestry Division in the City of Richmond, where she reviewed land development plans, and permits for the planting, pruning, and removal of Richmond’s public tree assets. She served on the Board of Directors of the ISA, the Urban Forestry Commission in the City of Richmond, and as education chair of the Richmond Tree Stewards from 2012 – 2021. She holds memberships in many professional organizations, including the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), Society of Commercial Arborists (SCA), the Arboricultural Research and Education Academy (AREA), and the Arbor Day Foundation, among others. Janine enjoys talking to groups about landscape issues, conducting training workshops, and offers landscape consulting services throughout Virginia.