Bringing Nature Home 2023

When: March - April 2023 | 6:30pm

Join the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Doan Brook Watershed Partnership for this in-person series inspired by Douglas Tallamy’s Book, Bringing Nature Home. Local experts will share the benefits of gardening with native plants and show us how the decisions we make for our home or neighborhood gardens can have a positive impact on the surrounding community. Can’t make it in person? Let us know during registration and we’ll send you the link to join us virtually. Sponsored by Curb Appeal.

Creating Habitat at Home Presented by Nick Mikash
Tuesday March 14 | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Nick Mikash, Natural Resources Manager at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, will provide his tips for selecting native plants that provide habitat for wildlife while looking great in your own backyard. He will also highlight a variety of his favorite offerings from the Nature Center’s 41st annual plant sale with tips for putting the right plant in the right place. We’ll cover perennials, trees and shrubs with time for audience questions.

Planting for Pollinators Presented by Deyampert Giles
Tuesday March 28 | 7:00pm-8:00pm | Shaker Heights Public Library; 16500 Van Aken Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120

Join Deyampert Giles, the owner and operator of Nature Kollektiv, for this presentation focusing on how to create an intentional space for pollinators in your home or community garden. Discover why the plant and pollinator relationship is important for the health of our local environment. Then, explore thoughtful design practices as Deyampert teaches us how the form, function and color of our plant selections can support the pollinator/plant relationship.

Cleveland’s Ecology and the Community Garden Impact Presented by Morning Robinson and Britiny Hubbard
Wednesday, April 19 | 6:30 to 8 pm
Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus
1000 E 92nd St, Cleveland, OH 44108

Join Morning Robinson and Britiny Hubbard from the Ohio State University Extension to explore Cleveland’s ecology and the impact community gardens are having on both the city’s ecosystems and the health and wellbeing of the gardeners. People and place come together in this presentation celebrating how community action can create positive change. Apply the principles in your own garden at home, learn how to start a community garden in Cleveland yourself, or join the Master Gardeners to continue learning more about how to grow a vibrant greenspace.

To RSVP for this program please register here. Watch last year’s webinars here.

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