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Long Point Basin Land Trust
Gardening with Native Plants

St. Williams, ON, June 23, 2019 – Join the Long Point Basin Land Trust for a free event on Sunday, June 23rd at LPBLT’s Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve.

What does the term "native" mean in terms of plant selection for your garden? This workshop will address gardening with native plants at the scale of the home garden, along with important planning and design considerations for creating long lasting landscapes with all season interest. Careful selection of native plants and the incorporation of other garden features for the benefit of pollinators, birds and other wildlife will be discussed. A wide selection of native trees, shrubs and perennials will be introduced along with practical tips for growing them successfully.

Kevin Kavanagh is the owner of South Coast Gardens, a small specialty nursery and landscape design business next door to LPBLT's Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve. Kevin has a longstanding interest in nature conservation, native plants, and garden design. He will be assisted at the workshop by staff from South Coast Gardens and members of the Norfolk County Master Gardeners.

There will be two REPEAT sessions held on Sunday, June 23; the morning session be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and the afternoon session will be from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please only register for one of the sessions.

What: Gardening with Native Plants
When: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 9am – 12pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve located 1653 Front Road, St. Williams ON, N0E 1P0
Cost: The event is free, however registration is requested. Please visit gardeningwithnativeplants.eventbrite.ca for information and registration. Donations are always welcome.

About Long Point Basin Land Trust

Long Point Basin Land Trust, a charitable non-government organization, was founded in 1996 with a mission to protect and restore functioning ecosystems in the central Carolinian Region. This is accomplished through land ownership, land management and nature stewardship. LPBLT currently protects ten nature reserves, totalling 671 acres, which provide opportunities for people to connect with nature through hands-on outdoor experiences. For more information, visit www.longpointlandtrust.ca

Last Updated: Monday, 10 June 2019 10:42:42 AM EST

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