Spring Greening Speaker Series: Greening Your Yard

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

In the spirit of Earth Day, the City of Richmond Hill is hosting a free virtual speaker series. 

Each speaker will share their expertise on an important environmental topic. You can learn what we are doing locally and what you can do at home to green your life and help "Green the Hill"!

There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

The second speaker is Lorraine Johnson: Greening your Yard:  Bring nature into your yard with Native and Edible Plants

With a few simple tips and tweaks, our gardens can be places that provide crucial habitat for birds, butterflies, bumblebees and other pollinating insects. In this illustrated talk, author Lorraine Johnson shares inspiring examples of native plants--perennials, shrubs and trees--that are low maintenance but high impact in terms of beauty and function. As well, Lorraine will share some surprising examples of native plants that not only provide food for wildlife but for humans, too.

Lorraine Johnson is the author of numerous books on gardening with native plants, including the groundbreaking 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, The New Ontario Naturalized Garden, and Tending the Earth. Her most recent book, A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat for Native Pollinators, co-authored with Sheila Colla, is coming out this spring. A long-time advocate for planting habitat gardens, Lorraine is a former president of the North American Native Plant Society.


Click HERE to register. 
 

Subsequent speakers:

Tuesday, May 10, 7 pm -  Sarah Kines: Greening your Garbage

Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm -  David Simor: Greening your Ride

Tuesday, May 24, 7 pm -  Cara Clairman: Greening your Vehicle

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