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The Humane Gardener Author to Speak
June 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hailed as “a passionate and well-researched rallying cry” and as “a palatable and beautifully produced message that…gardeners need to hear,” the best-selling book The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife is an eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species. Join the author, Nancy Lawson, on Friday, June 1 at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely to learn how and why to welcome wildlife to your backyard.
A longtime columnist for All Animals magazine, Nancy is the founder of Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to cultivating compassion for all creatures great and small through animal-friendly, environmentally sensitive landscaping methods. Her book fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with the creatures that share our world. Through engaging anecdotes, inspired advice, profiles of gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturists, Nancy applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces.
The talk begins at 1 p.m. and costs $15 for Arboretum members and $20 for non-members. Advance registration is appreciated at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847.