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January 2020

Trees for Home Landscaping

January 9 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Want to add  trees to your yard but unsure which will be the best choices for you?  In choosing a tree, finding the right tree for the right place is key!  Join us as Barley Van Clief of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society shares good tree choices for many different kinds of home landscape.  She will also offer advice on how to plant and maintain your trees for long term health and beauty. Free to members, $5 for visitors.  Come and bring…

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December 2019

Delaware Valley Garden Ecology

December 5, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Join us for a talk that will focus on the land, climate, and best environmental practices for gardening in the beautiful Delaware Valley. Donna  Long,  trained naturalist and environmental science educator, will discuss effective ways of designing native plant gardens fitted to local conditions.  Learn how your garden can support the local ecosystem and become the envy of your neighbors! Free to members, $5 for visitors.  Come and bring your friends!      

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November 2019

Wildlife Ponds for the Backyard Garden

November 7, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Learn how to create a pond in your backyard that will support wildlife! Andrew Kirkpatrick, Manager of Land Stewardship at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Roxborough, will discuss how these special ponds work as well as specifics like  liners, construction techniques, and what native plants to use to maximize success and minimize maintenance.  This is a fascinating topic even if you are not planning on installing a pond — so come and bring a friend!  

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October 2019

Wild About Native Plants: Gardening for Wildlife at Home

October 3, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Curious how to make your space more friendly for butterflies, dragonflies, native bees, birds and other wildlife? Michelle Detwiler, a local native plant enthusiast who has extensively studied the art and science of ecological gardening, will present a program on boosting habitat value outside your front door with tips on plant selection, placement, maintenance, water sources and more.  Make your garden a beautiful refuge for all life, and ready yourself for the entertaining show that is sure to follow.

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May 2019

Arranging Flowers for Spring

May 2, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Brighten up your home with your own lovely Spring flower arrangements! Melissa Parker, owner of Amaranth Florist in Narberth, will demonstrate creative new ideas for flower arrangements to grace your table at a Spring luncheon party or any other occasion.

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April 2019

Storms, Sewers, and Streams: Practical Garden Tips for Reducing Pollution and Retaining Rain

April 4, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Water has played a significant role in the history and development of the Greater Philadelphia Area and continues to shape our communities today. Chelsea Heck of the Lower Merion Conservancy will explore the rich history of the rivers in our region and discuss the current state of local waterways that supply drinking water to millions. She will then discuss ways to make affordable property modifications to manage stormwater and improve the water quality of local creeks and rivers.

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March 2019

Insect Identification: Is This a Good Guy or a Pest?

March 7, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Insects are everywhere, and they are very important to the functioning of our ecosystems. Unfortunately, they are often unnoticed or unappreciated, partly because they are misunderstood. In this fascinating program presented by Samantha Nestory, a horticulturist at Stoneleigh in Villanova, we will learn how to identify important groups of insects and the general ecology of these groups. We will also learn about different beneficial and pest species in each of these groups, so that your garden ecosystem becomes a little less mysterious!

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February 2019

Body-Smart Gardening

February 7, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Learn how to make gardening more comfortable and enjoyable using body-smart techniques so you can stay active in the garden for years to come.  Dr. Aron McConnell, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, will present a series of strategies to reduce your risk of pain and injury regardless of your age or level of fitness.

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January 2019

The Cradle of  American Gardening: 300 Years of Philadelphia Horticultural History

January 10, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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Gardening has been part of the regional identity of Philadelphia since its inception more than three centuries ago. This talk, by Nicole Juday of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,  examines some of the factors that have contributed to the development of world-class horticultural institutions in our region and the elevation of gardening to its highest form by professionals and home gardeners

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December 2018

Experimenting with Native Plants in the Home Landscape

December 6, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Narberth Community Hall, 2nd Floor,
100 Conway Ave, Narberth, PA 19072 United States
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John Janick cultivates plants native to the Mid-Atlantic.  As his experimental backyard projects grew, so did his need for transplants–leading to the creation of his nursery, Good Host Plants.  He will show how organic gardening methods, along with the right plant selection, light weeding and timing can lead to success without additional watering or fertilizer. Program is free to members, $5 for visitors.  Please pre-register on the Lower Merion Conservancy website.

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