CAMDEN– Remediation ecologist Amy Thomsen will talk about why to utilize native plants in landscapes and the benefits to gardening with them in a complimentary Camden Garden Club lecture, Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
. The one-hour talk is open to the public and will likewise be live streamed on Zoom from the Camden American Legion, located at 91 Pearl Street, in Camden. Refreshments will be provided and guests are welcome to go to in person or join from home free of charge by registering beforehand for the Zoom link here.
In her talk, Thomsen will discuss how cultivar plants offer little environmental worth to wildlife and take the place of value-added locals. She will also discuss where to source safely grown native plants and offer requirements for picking safe locals.
“The advantages to gardening with native plants consist of: saving money and water, much better adaptation to regional weather, lower upkeep, bring back natural habitat, and utilizing no fertilizer or pesticides,” said Thomsen, in a Garden Club press release.
The popularity of native plants and the interest in gardening with them has removed over the last few years, according to the Camden Garden Club, which supported Camden’s first ever native plant sale this previous September at the Camden Public Library. The Wild Seed Job member-run event was established and spearheaded by Thomsen in collaboration with majority a dozen regional native plant nurseries and over a dozen supporting like-minded organizations. It was the very first occasion of its kind and drew numerous regional homeowners thinking about native plants.
Thomsen has actually been practicing ecological remediation for over 10 years and remains in her second year at her home in Camden where she serves on the Camden Garden Club’s Conservation Committee. She got her Master Degree in Native Rangeland Management and Ecological Repair from Texas A&M, interned at Wildlife Environment Federation, and served briefly as their staff ecologist prior to heading out on her own with Gone Native Ecological Remediation Solutions which deals with personal landowners producing essential wildlife habitat utilizing native plants as the foundation.
Thomsen is an accomplished ecological educator, having actually taught gardening with native plants, ecologically sound beekeeping, ecological repair, and environmentally considerate seed collection, storage and planting.
The oldest garden club in Maine, the Camden Garden Club cultivates the art of gardening to its maximum sense, develops and protects charm in and around Camden, and promotes civic improvements, education, and preservation of natural resources. They are presently inviting brand-new members interested in signing up with. To find out more check out camdengardenclub.org.