Intro to Bay-Wise Gardening and Invasives

Thursday, April 8 | 12:00 pm | Free

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The Friends of The Jones Falls is hosting special virtual presentation to get you buzzing for spring gardening, and the start of our Jones Falls cleanups! Consider making a donation to the Friends of The Jones Falls to support programs like this and initiatives that steward the Jones Falls watershed.

You’ll learn about the top 10 alien invasives afflicting the Jones Falls watershed and how to spot and eradicate them.

We will be joined by master gardener Debbie Swartz. Debbie co-chairs the Bay Wise Master Gardening program in Baltimore City through the University of Maryland Extension, and coordinates the Bay-Wise Maryland Yard Stick — the rating system for how gardens and landscapes benefit local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

Books recommended are: Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed (free download) Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by Douglas W. Tallamy (updated and expanded version); Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer; The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, by Peter Wohlleben; Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines by William Cullina.

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