Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bringing nature to you and you to nature, two events:

The Katonah Village Library is hosting a series of Wednesday lunchtime garden workshops (May 7, 14, and 21) leading up to the grand opening of Frances’s Native Demonstration Garden (in front of the library) on May 24th at 11 AM. 

A library entrance is such a great place to have a native plants demonstration garden!  I love the idea of bringing the garden to the people, right where they are.  The location makes it unavoidable for anyone entering the library or strolling through Katonah, and it lets people see which native plants thrive right there in Katonah.  Hopefully Frances’s Native Garden will encourage lots of people to experiment at home with native plants, which generally require less water, fuss and energy to grow than lawns. 

Is there a location in your community that would be perfect for a native plants demonstration garden?   (or would you choose to highlight another aspect of sustainability:  Alternative energy?   Composting? Something else?)

2.   Canada’s 30x30 Nature Challenge is about to begin.  This group is encouraging people all over the world to seek out nature each day and spend at least 30 minutes in nature for the next 30 days.  I’m game.  Are you?

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
spotted while walking my dog the other day.

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