Design-Less Gardening: A Naturalistic Approach

Join Dan Jaffe Wilder on June 3 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Hollister House for a talk on design-less gardening in native settings. This presentation looks closely at some of the old gardening rules (such as the use of bark mulch or lawns) and reinterprets them with sustainability in mind. This is a great talk for experienced gardeners who may not have a lot of experience with native plants but are curious to explore the many benefits of using natives in their ornamental landscapes.

Dan Jaffe Wilder is an ecologist, horticulturist, and botanist with over fifteen years’ experience working with native plants and their associated ecology. His work has ranged from classrooms to nurseries to botanical gardens to wildlife refuges and specializes in native plant ecology, propagation, wildlife habitat construction, and native edible landscapes. Dan is the Director of Applied Ecology for the Norcross Wildlife Foundation whose mission is to protect, enhance, and expand wildlife through conservation, education, and support. A prolific photographer and author, Dan’s book Native Plants for New England Gardens was released in 2018. 

The cost is $25 for members; $35 for non-members. Click here to register. Hollister House is at 300 Nettleton Hollow Road in Washington, CT.

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