Many gardeners today understand the importance of planting native plants in restoring our environment. This workshop builds on this idea by explaining how homeowners can help restore natural habitats by planting groups of species that grow together in nature.
Beginning with the observation of nature, the workshop covers common but important Northeastern ecosystems such as prairies, red maple swamps, and oak-hickory forests, describing each one in detail and explaining what to plant to recreate it.
About the Speaker: Elaine Silverstein is certified in Sustainable Landscape Management by the New York Botanical Garden, where she has also earned the Urban Naturalist certificate and continues to study botany, ecology, and landscape design. She is co-leader of the Bergen-Passaic chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey and co-chair of the Glen Rock Shade Tree Advisory Committee.