Backyard to Table continues to partner with Morton Memorial Library to program the monthly speaker series on topics related to sustainability. Join us for two upcoming presentations, both by Kim Eierman, a Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants as well as founder of Eco-Beneficial.
Wednesday, October 16th @ 6:30 PM, “Replacing the Green Desert: Native Plant Alternatives to Turf”
The great American love affair with the Green Desert (aka lawn) has a long tradition with a very high ecological cost. Exotic grass lawns are virtual wastelands in our local ecosystems, providing little to our native species, while demanding tremendous amounts of water, labor and fertilizer. Kim Eierman explains how to turn a lifeless lawn into a thriving ecological system filled with native plant alternatives.
Wednesday, November 6th @ 6:30 PM, “Meadowscaping at Home: How to Make a Native Meadow”
Tired of that lifeless, boring lawn? Want to plant something that is beautiful, low maintenance, deer-resistant and ecologically-beneficial? Learn how to create a meadow or a meadow-like garden in your own landscape, using the best native plants. Kim Eierman explains the different techniques for meadowscaping in any landscape – from a pocket meadow to a large landscape.