Audubon Greenwich is holding a class title “How to create an Ecological Garden” on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. They are located at 613 Riversville Road in Greenwich.
The event is free but registration is required.
Sign up today if you would like to create:
a flower garden or gardens that will express your personality,
a vegetable or herb garden conforming to best organic practices to supply your table,
gardens that promote a healthier lifestyle,
a garden alive with song birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies,
a safe space free of harmful chemicals where children can learn the wonders of nature,
a pleasing environment where families can spend quality time together.
Then join us for the Ecological Garden Design workshop where you will learn:
How to evaluate your property for the possibilities and for any problems to overcome,
How to incorporate features of the site into the design,
How to develop your ideas into a design concept,
Transform your concept into a drawing,
How to combine the above into a plan of action.
Ecological gardens fit into the overall ecosystem of the region, attracting in and supporting beneficial creatures such as birds, butterflies. For this reason, ecological garden designs are different from other garden designs. One important feature is that they simpler to maintain and they eliminate the need for pesticides for any kind of chemicals.
Presenters: JIM CARR is educated as a biologist. He was an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden for twenty years, teaching a variety of horticultural subjects, always from an ecological perspective. He developed the NYBG program of ecological gardening and landscaping for the School of Professional Horticulture as well as one for home gardeners.
ANDY CHAPIN is a graduate of the Connecticut Master Gardeners program. He was the former land steward at the Greenwich Audubon Center. He is developing an educational program for the collecting native plant seeds and propagating them, which will be presented at the Greenwich Audubon Center.
The program is free but participants must register in advance through our online ticket sales page. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. Please be prepared to show proof of your ticket registration, either as a printed copy of your registration receipt or your registration confirmation email on your phone.
Registration is required. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. The rate for children and adults is the same. Upon arriving please check in at our front desk and proceed to Kiernan Hall. For questions, please contact Kim Gregory at [email protected]
**AS PART OF THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OUTSIDE (WEATHER PERMITTING) PLEASE BRING WARM CLOTHING AND APPROPRIATE OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR**