Introduction to Native Gardening: How to do it and why it is a good idea

William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center

Host: Jeff La Noue, UB Sustainability Specialist

Location and Time: Business Center 225, Wednesday April 22, 12pm to 12:45pm

RSVP:  (limit 20 seats)

Spring has arrived and it is planting season.  Building a native garden or even just adding a few native plants is a great way to do something good.  Join UB Sustainability Specialist Jeff La Noue for a lunch time talk (bring your own lunch) that may give you a few new ideas for your garden this spring and how to make it more earth-friendly.

At this talk, we will cover:

  • What is a native garden and what types are there? Why are they beneficial?
  • Can you start small?
  • What are the pros and cons of native gardening?
  • What are invasive species and which ones are a problem?
  • How to plant to encourage species diversity to maximize the benefit of your garden
  • How to properly mulch?
  • What resources are out there to help you?


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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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