APLD – Welcoming Wildlife into the Designed Landscape
La Casita Del Arroyo
177 South Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
September 26, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
APLD Greater Los Angeles District presents:
Welcoming Wildlife into the Designed Landscape
with Carol Bornstein
As designers and gardeners, we all have the power to make a difference in conserving biodiversity by creating habitat for wildlife. Residential, commercial, and public spaces are increasingly dedicated to the rewarding and vital endeavor of supporting birds, beneficial insects, and other wild creatures whose natural habitats are threatened by development, pollution, inappropriate use of toxic chemicals, and the unchecked spread of invasive species. This presentation offers guidelines for designing and tending gardens that welcome wildlife, including some of the best California native plants for the Los Angeles region.
Carol is Director of the Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, whose mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. For nearly 30 years, she was horticulturist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. She is co-author of two books, the award-winning California Native Plants for the Garden and Reimagining the California Lawn. She has selected and introduced several popular cultivars for California gardens, including Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’ and Corethrogyne filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’ and she continues to share her knowledge of plants native to California and other mediterranean regions through her teaching, writing, and design work.
2.0 Bay-Friendly CEUs available