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JANUARY GENERAL MEETING
January 11, 2014
GARDEN IN THE WOODS:
Embracing the Past and Envisioning the Future
Our guest speaker, Mark Richardson, Director of Horticulture for New England Wildflower Society, will speak about the
Society's ambitious master plan that will guide the future of this horticultural and ecological gem of a garden.
Free and Open to the Public.
SPECIAL PROGRAM: BRINGING NATURE HOME
On September 28, 2013 Dr. Doug Tallamy, Professor and Chair of Entomology
and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, spoke to a Rhode Island Wild Plant Society and Master Gardener's Association audience at Chafee
Auditorium, URI. Dr. Tallamy addressed issues at the core of our mission: to preserve and protect Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats.
- What free and essential services can only occur in a biodiverse ecosystem?
- Why are native plants the basis for sustaining a biodiverse ecosystem?
- What should our own backyards be the focus of our attention?
READ Doug Tallamy, A Call for Backyard Diversity, American Forests, (Autumn 2009), 24-31.
Fact Sheet from Bringing Nature Home, Presentation by Doug Tallamy, URI, (Sept. 28, 2013).
What to Plant? from Doug Tallamy's website.
Anne Raver, To Feed the Birds, First Feed the Bugs, New York Times, (March 6, 2008), article about Doug Tallamy.