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Native Plants for the Vegetable Garden

March 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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March 14


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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ONSITE | Thursday, March 14, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

In Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard, Author Doug Tallamy makes an instructive analogy when it comes to the subject of this class: “Gardening is like cooking,” says Tallamy. “It is tempting to cook only with the goal of achieving great taste, with no thought of healthy eating, but that often results in tasty concoctions so full of fat, sugar, and salt that they are deadly in the long run. Similarly, it is tempting to garden only for beauty, without regard to the many ecological roles our landscapes must perform. All too often, such narrow gardening goals result in a landscape so low in ecological function that it drains the vitality from the surrounding ecosystem.” Horticulturist and community garden organizer Adam Bigelow leads this class on how to integrate native plants into our foodscapes in ways that will benefit us, our gardens, and the landscapes and ecosystems we depend upon. We will discuss how native plants can help attract beneficial insects, beautify vegetable and flower gardens, and provide nutrition and good taste to the dinner plate.

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/