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April 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Gardening with Nature in Mind

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Eco-friendly gardening works with nature, not against it. Learn how to simplify your gardening tasks, maximize your soil’s potential, and reduce water usage while supporting pollinators and local wildlife. Save time, energy, and resources using native plants to create beautiful, environmentally sound landscaping.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

About the Instructor:
Liz Allen is a Horticulturist and Volunteer Coordinator at Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar and a Delaware Master Naturalist with the University of Delaware. She provides gardening consultations to local homeowners and schools who are looking to diversify and improve their landscape value with native plants. Liz is also the grounds manager for a school, and has converted the entire property to native plants for children to study and enjoy. She also leads groups in invasive removal efforts, as well as creating public plantings. Liz is passionate about restoring nature’s balance by actively influencing plant communities.

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