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November 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Seeds and Weeds: Building Wild Resilience through Ungardening

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Gardening for pollinators and other beneficial wildlife is about more than just planting native plants. By working with the natural forces at play in our yards instead of against them we can create thriving, healthy ecosystems and reconnect our yards to the environment. In looking at the ways that wild ecosystems change over time, we can better understand how to create a resilient naturalistic environment in our own space, no matter how small. Topics such as the importance of locally sourced seed, why to embrace native "weeds", and the role of seedbanks, both natural and human-maintained will be explored, as well as how these elements enable an ecosystem to react to environmental changes. Aubree Keurajian is an ecologist and botanist who works across the state of Connecticut. She has a bachelor's degree in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems from Cornell University, and recently founded Ungardening Native Plants.