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Restoring Nature's Relationships
with Doug Tallamy


Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. It is specialized relationships that provide our birds with insects and berries, that disperse our bloodroot seeds, that pollinate our goldenrod, and so on. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. Tallamy will explain why this is so, why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the local food webs that support animal diversity, why our yards and gardens are essential parts of the ecosystems that sustain us, how we can use our residential landscapes to connect the isolated habitat fragments around us. It is time to create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than destroy them.

12:30 pm Registration opens
1:00 pm   Restoring Nature’s Relationships with Doug Tallamy
2:15 pm   Panel discussion with Doug Tallamy

  • Moderator, Kristin Thoroman, Director of Education and Exhibits, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Andrea Almond, landscape architect, director and senior project manager, 3north
  • Lorrie Lincoln, pollinator activist and certified landscape designer
  • Dr. Stefanie Spera, Assistant Professor of Climate Change, University of Richmond

3:15 pm Doug Tallamy book signing

Doug Tallamy’s books, Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape (with Rick Darke), are for sale in the Garden Shop.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Event Details

Restoring Nature's Relationships with Doug Tallamy

All are welcome in this demonstration/lecture.  Pre-registration required.

GES: HL, 2.5 hrs., elective.*

*This class provides 2.5 hours of elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  All are welcome in this program.