Healthy Soil, Native Plants and Backyard Carbon Sequestration

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Date(s) - 05/03/16
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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Fremont Public Library

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IMG_0109Gardeners have long known that soil is not simply the stuff that props up plants, but not everyone knows that regenerative organic and native plant gardening practices can help mitigate climate change. This presentation will review the characteristics of healthy soil, how plants and soil life work together to store carbon below ground and how gardeners can make a difference in the fight against climate change.

 

Our speaker Adrian Fisher is the Sustainability Coordinator for Triton College and was a co-founder of the Triton College Greening the Campus Committee. She has volunteered with Cook County Forest Preserves for fifteen years. In the past Adrian has served as a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener and was the native plant buyer for an independent nursery center. Active with West Cook Wild Ones, she maintains a prairie garden at Triton and a pollinator reserve in her backyard. She contributes to City Creatures, the blog of the Center for Humans and Nature, and to           Resilience.org. Her articles and essays can be read at www.EcologicalGardening.net.

 

Families Welcome. No fee or registration required

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