Events and Talks

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Help spread the word about humane gardening!

Contact me to schedule a presentation and book signing for The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. I hope to see you at one or more of these upcoming events!

Takoma Park Horticultural Club, Takoma Park, Md., November 15, 7 p.m.

A presentation and book signing.

Eclecticity, Westminster, Md., December 9, 3 p.m.

Book signing.

Looking Ahead: 2018

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, Pa., January 7, 2 p.m.

A presentation and book signing.

Virginia Biological Farming Conference, Hot Springs, Va., January 23 and 24

A presentation and book signing.

Green Spring Gardens Winter Lecture Series, Alexandria, Va., January 28, 1:30 p.m.

A presentation and book signing.

Cape Conservation Corps, Cape St. Claire, Md., February 9

A presentation and book signing.

St. Francis Alliance, March 5

A webinar and global teleconference.

Charles E. Miller Branch and Historical Center, Howard County Library System, Ellicott City, Md., March 7, 7 p.m.

A presentation and book signing.

Beverley Hills Garden Club, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, Virginia, March 15, 11 a.m.

A presentation and book signing.

Southern Maryland Audubon Society, May 2

A presentation and book signing.

Rockville Garden Club, Rockville, Md., May 10, 7:30 p.m.

A presentation and book signing.

About Humane Gardener Presentations:

Why do we call some insects “beneficial” while others are “pests”? Why are some plants considered “desirable” while others are “weeds”? In my myth-busting talks, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions 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.

At native plant symposiums, master gardener banquets, Audubon Society meetings, national wildlife refuges, nature centers, and garden clubs, I’ve shared information and ideas with diverse audiences interested in making a difference for animals and the environment. For more information, contact me here.

Past 2017 Events

April 2017: Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, Md., April 9; Howard County GreenFest, Columbia, Md., April 22

May 2017: Curious Iguana, Frederick, Md., May 3; St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Madison, NJ, May 4; Second Chance Wildlife Center, Baby Shower, Gaithersburg, Md., May 6; Sykesville Art & Wine Festival, May 7, Sykesville, Md.; Virginia Native Plant Society, Green Spring Gardens, May 11, Alexandria, Va.; Green Festival Expo, Washington, DC, May 14; Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Annual Training Conference, College Park, Md., May 25

June 2017: Behnke Nurseries, Beltsville, Md., June 3; Friends of Bombay Hook, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Del., June 10: Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 16; Lunch and Garden Tour, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 17

August 2017: Books with a Past, Glenwood, Maryland, August 5

September 2017: Little Farms Garden Club, Potomac, Md., September 11: Montgomery Village Garden Club, Gaithersburg, Md., September 11; Marion County Master Gardeners Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 13; Bucks County Audubon Society, New Hope, Pennsylvania, September 23; Maryland Native Plant Society, Kensington Park Library, Kensington, Maryland, September 26; Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware, September 30

October 2017: Reston Garden Club, Reston, Virginia, October 3; Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, October 7-8; Annapolis Roads Garden Club, Annapolis, Maryland, October 11; Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, Maryland, October 16

Cultivating compassion for all creatures great and small