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Landscaping with Native Plants
March 4 @ 7:00 pm
Transform your property into a garden that is beautiful, supports our pollinators with food and habitat, and that requires less maintenance by using perennial native flowers, bushes, ground covers, and trees. Native garden designer Judith Robinson will be joining the Hopewell Public Library on Wednesday, March 4, 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station. Learn more about how to create beautiful native garden habitats of any size. All Hopewell Public Library talks are free and open to the public.
It is the vast and quickly diminishing community of native pollinators of bees, birds, butterflies, beetles, flies, and small mammals that work together to supply 85% of the main global crops that feed people—fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and oils. This hardworking group also is responsible for being the food for many other animals in the ecosystem.
You can still have a lawn but implement better practices for it. You can still have your favorite annuals—just not the ones that jump into our forest and choke out the diversity of growth that is necessary for a healthy ecosystem.
Judith K. Robinson began growing food organically years ago and that led to the study of the importance of providing habitats and nutritional support for native pollinators. Her business creates designs for all sizes of native plant gardens. She also teaches Native Plant Garden Design at Mercer County Community College and at the Princeton Adult School, and delivers workshops to businesses, organizations, libraries, and schools. In 2009 she co-founded the flourishing Princeton Farmers’ Market. Certified in Organic Land Use by Northeast Organic Farming Associations of New York & Connecticut, her training includes the Rodale Institute, Native Plant Society of New Jersey, Stockton College, Xerces Society, FOHVOS, Sourland Conservancy, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, and Duke Farms. Find out more at www.ourworldourchoices.com
All Hopewell Public Library talks are free and open to the public. The talks are often held at the Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, in Hopewell Borough. For more information, check the HPL website at www.redlibrary.org, Facebook, or call the library at 609-466-1625.
Submitted by the Hopewell Public Library