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The seminar features: Barbara Restaino, a licensed landscape architect and principal of Restaino Design, PC of Grahamsville; and Kris Gilbert, a landscape architect with the NYS Department of Transportation and a member of the Catskill Region Invasive Species Project (CRISP).
Restaino will introduce the concept of sustainable landscaping and the advantages of using native plants in one’s garden. “Sustainable gardening can contribute to a healthier and more enjoyable gardening experience by reducing chemical reliance, attracting birds and butterflies, improving soil quality, conserving water, protecting the environment, and providing an opportunity to plant native and endangered plants,” said Restaino.
Gilbert and fellow CRISP members will discuss the most common and dangerous invasive species in the area and how to curb their spread locally. “Invasive plants are displacing native species in wild areas of
Pre-registration is requested.
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