Native Plant Gardening – from Start to Finish
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -- 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Brighton Memorial Library
Michael Hannen will share how to grow plants for your garden based on his years of experience of growing plants in his 0.2 acre backyard in the upper Monroe neighborhood in Rochester. His plants are not grown in a greenhouse and remain outside year round with no cover or protection.
Michael brings plants with him to illustrate his first-hand experiences and advice about growing a wide variety of unusual, unique, and native plants. Many are commonly not offered and some that are very rare.
Flowers, Food and Feathers – Creating a sustainable suburban home
Thursday, May 11, 2017 -- 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The lecture will take place at Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.
A look at how to create a sustainable suburban home and live in intimacy with the earth. Bringing a different sensibility to the meaning of sustainability, based on their backgrounds and philosophies, Debs and Melanie Duguid-May have planted fruit and nut trees, a wide array of vegetables, herbs and weeds as well as blooming bulbs and flowers on their typical suburban residential lot in Brighton. There they share the habitat they have made with their dogs, ducks and honey bees as well as neighbors and wild visitors.
This lecture takes place at the Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526.