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Protecting the
JAMES RIVER WATERSHED

The James River, America’s Founding River, has a rich history and diverse, ecological distribution. Its 10,000 square mile watershed is home to approximately 2.6 million people and encompasses 25% of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Over time, this once abundant and pristine body of water has been affected by urbanization, agricultural land use and pollution. With outdoor educator Sarah Croscutt as our guide, we’ll explore the environmental history and ecological diversity of the James River. With a focus on non-point source stormwater runoff and pollution, we’ll discuss why it is important for each of us to do our part in mitigating the effects of runoff pollution in our own little corner of the watershed. We’ll take excursions into the Garden to see watershed ecosystems in action.

Fees: Member $25, Non-Member $30

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

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 $25

Register Non-Member $30

Dates:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Details

Sarah Crpscutt In this lesson, we embrace the decomposition process as we explore our own unique compost mixture to stimulate our growth and cultivate our best self.This class takes place on the following Tuesdays:

  • March 5
  • March 12

About the instructor

Sarah Croscutt has spent much of her career working in the field of science and outdoor education. She is the owner and facilitator of From the Outside, a series of plant and nature-based activities designed to cultivate connection and well-being. With a BS degree in Biology and a MS degree in Environmental Science, as well as a deep love for the outdoors, she has cultivated a rich, sacred relationship with the natural world that nurtures her inspiration and creativity. Through her unique perspective, she has created Lessons from Nature, a series of essays connecting readers more deeply to themselves through the natural world. In addition, her work has been published in Plants and Poetry Journal, and Wild Roof Journal. You can connect with Sarah through her blog, From the Outside (www.fromtheoutsidellc.com) and on Instagram, @sarahc_outside.