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Ecological Gardening – A CFBG Heritage Series Seminar

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ecological Gardening for Beauty & Biodiversity: A 10-Step Blueprint for Success

Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 12noon- 2pm (lunch included)
Location: Cape Fear Botanical Garden Grand Hall

Description: For centuries, gardens have existed for one main purpose: to bring beauty to our lives. Today, we know that gardens can offer so much more than that. In light of habitat loss, alarming increases in threatened wildlife species now on the verge of extinction, and the ever-increasing threats from climate change, it’s time to think beyond gardening for just ourselves. The new gardening ethic considers gardening in a way that enhances the surrounding environment for the benefit of all other life as well through the practice of ecological gardening. This presentation by PBS personality Joe Lamp’l (Joe Gardener) will explore how we’ve gotten to this point and provide a solid, 10-step blueprint for success that we can all implement no matter where we live or garden. It’s not only important that we act now, it’s essential!

Audience Target: Ages 16 and up with all levels of gardening experience

Format: Lecture-style with time for questions. (Note that Joe Lamp’l will be appearing virtually in this session, but will be live.)

Key Topics Covered:

  • Evolution of horticultural practices
  • Importance of gardening in concert with nature
  •  Ways to incorporate ecological practices into your own garden

Benefits/Learning Outcomes:

  • Real life tips and tricks for gardening, best practices, new ideas, working knowledge to help start their own garden
  • Recognize the impact of gardening practices on wildlife and ecosystems
  • Gain an awareness of the urgency to adopt ecological practices for environmental preservation.

Presenter: Joe Lamp’l is the Host & Executive Producer of the PBS show Growing a Greener World.®  He believes the world needs more gardens and more gardeners. His passion is to inspire and instill confidence in anyone who wants to be a new or better gardener, to connect with the soil, have a hand in growing something, or actually eating the very food you grew yourself without harmful chemicals or pesticides, and knowing through the process you did no harm and actually helped in creating a healthier environment around you.

Cost: $35 fee ($25 for garden members) includes lunch, instruction, and take-home materials as provided by the speaker

Registration: Preregistration is required – REGISTER HERE; Members, Use this link, please

The CFBG Heritage Series includes workshops, talks and Garden walks that connect people to plants. Topics include gardening, native plants, conservation, biodiversity and more. Attendees will learn about foundational concepts of gardening, easy ways to implement conservation, how beauty and biodiversity go hand-in-hand, food production and more.

The Heritage Series is supported by the H.M. & Pearl Kyle Foundation, Inc. and Webb Carpet Company.


March 20
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N. Eastern Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28301 United States
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