Book and Author Festival
The Humane Gardener
Green Bay Botanical Garden, NEW Master Gardeners, Wild Ones Green Bay
April 27 12PM
Rise and Grind, Third Floor\
Brown County Central Library
515 Pine St
Green Bay, WI
Nurturing Habitat for Wildlife
fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife with native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer.
In her presentation author Nancy Lawson will expand on the message in her book and address practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action. Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about the wild species living among us.
Nancy Lawson is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife and a columnist for All Animals magazine. A frequent speaker on garden ecology, she founded Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to animal-friendly landscaping methods. Lawson's book and wildlife habitat have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Oprah Magazine. She previously led the creative teams behind the award-winning magazines of The Humane Society of the United States. Certified as a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, she also volunteers as a master gardener and master naturalist in central Maryland.