Online: How to Make Your Life Easier with Native Plants
March 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Gardening can be difficult at times, whether you’re trying to landscape an area under a dense pine canopy or grow the perfect tomato in a dry summer there are endless challenges to overcome. What if it were easier? What if there were plants that thrived under the pine trees, or on the sandy roadsides or could even take the place of all that wasted space we call lawn? What if you could grow beautiful, ecologically beneficial plants that evolved to deal with any problems that the New England landscape throws your way? Join Dan Jaffe Wilder to learn How to Make Your Life Easier with Native Plants
About Dan Jaffe Wilder, Director of Applied Ecology, Norcross Wildlife Foundation
Photographer and author Dan Jaffe Wilder has over fifteen years’ experience with ecological horticulture. He is a propagator of native species, the photographer and author of Native Plants for New England Gardens and a lecturer on numerous topics including wildlife habitat, sustainable landscape practices, foraging and cultivation of edible species, low-maintenance horticulture and others. He has developed a native plant horticultural database (https://plantfinder.nativeplanttrust.org/Plant-Search) and has years of nursery management experience.
Dan earned a degree in botany from the University of Maine, Orono, and an advanced certificate in Native Plant Horticulture and Design from Native Plant Trust (formally New England Wild Flower Society). He is the Director of Applied Ecology for the Norcross Wildlife Foundation and is currently building his own home-scale homestead, growing and foraging numerous edible species, preserving and cooking whenever possible, and raising small animals.