Education Day with Doug Tallamy

Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 17, 2018
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Classics V Banquet & Conference Center


The Master Gardener Education Day, held by Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

The cost is $35 for Master Gardeners from Erie County, $45 for Master Gardeners from other counties and $55 for the public. The fee includes a hot buffet lunch, beverages and snacks.

Register online, pay by mail using this form, or pay in person at the Cooperative Extension office, 21 Grove St., East Aurora, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, will give two presentations:

  • Bringing Nature Home. Tallamy will explore the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes, emphasizing the ecological, educational, physical, and emotional benefits, and touch on consequences of failing to consider these roles.
  • Creating Living Landscapes. How do you reconstruct complex food webs in your yard? Will living landscapes be more prone to insect damage and vermin? Are they higher maintenance? Dr. Tallamy will answer these questions and more.

Also presenting will be Sally Cunningham, author of Great Garden Companions. Cunningham’s presentation “What Would Doug Do (in Your Yard)?” will build off inspiration from Tallamy. Which projects and changes come first? What plants should you remove and add–and where can you get them?