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Your Yard is Nature’s Best Hope!
November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Nature Needs You!
Birds and other pollinators are disappearing at an alarming rate. Learn why that’s important and how adding native plants to your outdoor space can help reverse the trend. Planting natives is just one of the ten simple but effective ideas our presenter, Vicki Mann will share with us. She will focus on how to get started and resources to help. The presentation, “Your Yard Is Nature’s Best Hope”, is based on Leslie Nelson Inman’s book, “Your Yard is Nature” and the teachings of Doug Tallamy*.
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday November 12
Emory University campus
White Hall, Room 205
301 Dowman Dr, Atlanta, GA 30322
Parking is free.
Register at Eventbrite: Here.
Attendees can participate in a raffle for a free, high habitat value, perennial native plant that is important to the Intown Atlanta eco-system and will get a Liatris (blazing star) seed packet to use for winter sowing.
Vicki Mann, our presenter, is Co-Founder of QuietGA, an organization that is working to reduce the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in favor of quieter, healthier and greener alternatives. After reading the books featured in this presentation, she began making changes in her own yard and passionate about spreading the word, encouraging others to act. Learn more about her initiatives at quitega.org and on her Facebook page.
Leslie Inman will share the stage with Vicki for the Q&A portion of the event. An avid native plant gardener, she started gardening after hearing Dr. Tallamy speak about the importance of native plants. She has written and illustrated two children’s books about pollinators and their native host plants and has a Facebook group – Pollinator Friendly Yards, with 166,000 members.
*Doug Tallamy, Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware has authored 106 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 41 years. He is the author of numerous widely read books about the relationships between insects and plants and is the co-founder of the Homegrown National Park Initiative.