Talk: Native Plants & Eco-friendly Landscapes

Date(s) - Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Seneca Cattaraugus Community Center

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The Food is Our Medicine Project will present a talk by Sally Cunningham, local gardening expert, on “Native Plants & Eco-friendly Landscapes” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Seneca Cattaraugus Community Center, 12767 Route 438, Irving, New York 14081. It is sponsored by the Seneca Nation of Indians & the Seneca Diabetes Foundation

Gardening and home landscaping sound nature-friendly, except that so many people do things that thwart or harm the natural systems that could be working for us. Consider with Sally how we might take a few steps in a new direction. In this talk she will help you choose some plants you might not know (native and suitable non-native), and see ways to use them in attractive home landscapes. You will also hear why we all need to do so, as habitat for wildlife is rapidly disappearing. Natural landscape design elements include diversity, layering, including water and nectar sources, and balancing pests and predators. You will receive lists of best plant groups for birds, butterflies and other pollinators, as well as the most attractive flowerings shrubs.

Sally Cunningham is a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP), and author of Great Garden Companions. She directs education and consults at Lockwood’s Greenhouses in Hamburg, New York. She is also the co-founder and executive director of Buffalo’s own National Garden Festival, entering its fifth year.