The Humane Garden: Cultivating Compassion for All Creatures Severna Park
April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
A Bee City USA Speaker Series Event
Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? Join author and founder of Humane Gardener, Nancy Lawson for a myth-busting talk about how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misconceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large and small, eliminating unintended hazards to wildlife, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures.
Nancy Lawson is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. A columnist for All Animals Magazine, Lawson founded Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to cultivating compassion for all creatures great and small through animal-friendly landscaping methods. Lawson’s book and garden have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, and other media outlets. After an early career in newspaper journalism, she led the creative teams behind the award-winning print and digital magazines of The Humane Society of the United States.
This event is part of Homestead’s 2018 Bee City USA Speaker Series! Learn more about how Anne Arundel County, City of Annapolis and the Town of Highland Beach have come together to raise awareness of the important role pollinators play in the local, regional and global ecosystem.
This event is FREE, but let us know you’re coming! Pre-register below or register in store.
Online registration is open until 5pm the Friday prior to the event. After that, please call 410.384.7966 to ask about space availability and to register over the phone. Thank you!