Working with Nature for Sustainable, Beautiful Gardens is a two-day symposium sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia.
Day 1: Keynote presentation by Dr. Tallamy on how native plants can beautify your gardens while serving as central food sources for the insects, birds and butterflies that are essential to a healthy local ecosystem. Holly Shimizu will describe theLandscape for Life ™ program, an eco-friendly approach to gardening from the U.S. Botanic Garden that can provide a wealth of health and environmental benefits. The day also includes break-out sessions with local experts on elements of the Landscape for Life ™ program. To be held at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington, VA.
Day 2: Participants will tour the five VCE/MGNV Demonstration Gardens in Arlington and Alexandria to see the elements of the Landscape for Life™ program in action.