Lecture: The Humane Gardener: Cultivating Compassion for All Creatures

Event Date: 
Sat, May 12, 2018

Nancy Lawson, Author and Garden Habitat Consultant
Why do we call some insects "beneficial" while others are "pests"? Why are some plants considered "desirable" while others are "weeds"? In this mythbusting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large and small, eliminating unintended hazards to wildlife, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures.

DATE: Saturday, May 12
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required