Originally presented on September 21, 2022
Pandora will discuss strategies for thinking about and responding to the complexities of environmental change in our home gardens. Pandora presents a proactive approach toward making our home landscapes part of a larger solution that improves outcomes for the plant, animal, and fungal life that are all impacted by environmental change. The talk will cover specific methods of designing a landscape, selecting plant species, and building ecological resilience, including simple methods of improving soils, reducing erosion, and increasing biodiversity, all with a goal of maximizing ecological function.
Pandora Young Bio:
Pandora Young is a Senior Land Stewardship and Ecology Technician who has worked at Longwood Gardens since 2005, including 18 years as the horticulturalist for Peirce’s Woods, a 7-acre display garden area showcasing plants native to Eastern North America. They received a B.A. in Japanese studies, with a minor in Biology from Earlham College, IN. Over the years, Pandora has taught many classes and led tours with a focus on native and edible plants. Pandora is passionate about connecting people with plants and fostering healthy more resilient ecosystems.