Gardening for Wildlife in our Drought
Thursday May 21 – Berkeley
Our current drought is challenging landscape architects to find new ways to design residential landscapes. As we move away from water-intensive plants and lawns, there are new opportunities to create more sustainable landscapes with diverse habitats for birds and butterflies. For our monthly speaker series in May, landscape architect Nancy Kent will discuss evolving garden design and garden elements that encourage diverse wildlife and plant communities. A Parks Commissioner for Piedmont, Nancy is working with the city, EBMUD and StopWaste.org to create a bay-friendly park from a water-intensive lawn landscape.
Date: Thursday May 21
Place: Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda (between Solano and Marin), Berkeley
Time: 7 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 p.m. speaker
Cost: Free for GGAS members, $5 for non-members
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