Be inspired for spring gardening with weekly webinars from Smithsonian Gardens. This “Let’s Talk Gardens!” educational series is completely and absolutely free and features horticultural experts discussing an array of relevant and interesting topics.
Speaker: Jennifer Dowdell, ASLA, project Manager and Senior Landscape Ecological Planner/Designer at Biohabitats Inc.
Dowdell will share insights into the foundations of landscape ecology and ecosystem services as drivers of design in the public and private realm.
March 16, 2023 A World of Discovery: How Science and Heart Can Make You a More Ecological Gardener
Speaker: Nancy Lawson
Noise, light and odor pollution can have many unintended consequences. Through science, heart, and our powers of observation, we can learn to mitigate these disruptions and create sensory refuges in an increasingly noisy world.
Nancy Lawson is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and the forthcoming Wildscape: Trilling Chipmunks, Beckoning Blooms, Salty Butterflies, and other Sensory Wonders of Nature.
March 30, 2023: Grasses & Sedges
Speaker: Shannon Currey, Education and Outreach, Izel Native Plants.
Looking for strategies to boost your landscape’s ecological impact? Join this webinar for a look at plant-based solutions to common landscape challenges.
Shannon Currey is a horticultural educator. She’s based in Durham, North Carolina and loves exploring the incredible plant diversity around her.
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Hey Master Gardeners
The Smithsonian Gardens webinars are a good resource for continuing education hours. Talk with your local extension agent if you have questions.