Water-Wise Techniques in the Garden

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Valley Cottage Library
Community Room

Event Details

Michael Wilson has a background in both Horticulture and Environmental Studies. he is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey and is the Horticultural Laboratory Technician for Cornell University Cooperative Extension Service of Rockland County. He is a member of the US Study Team for the Aral Sea Disaster in Uzbekistan and has researched the environmental impact from the cultivation of cotton in that region. Michael retired in 2009 after 20 years at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, NJ and previously trained at the NJ Botanical Garden at Skylands in Ringwood, NJ.
Michael's topic is Water-Wise Techniques in the Garden. He will discuss various methods of water conservation along with drought tolerant plant material. Part of the focus will be the concept of Right Plant/Right Place in conjunction with garden bed preparation. The use of ground covers as turf alternatives and to reduce the area of lawn will be reviewed. The program will end with suggested native plants for use in the garden.
Registration is required.

Event Type(s): Adult Programs, special
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Mike Wilson

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