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Low-resource Landscaping Series: Managing Water with Plants

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Shannon Currey

Gardens are often designed in ways that require significant resources-water, fertilizer, pesticides, fuel, and labor. Learn from Shannon Currey, education & outreach at Izel Native Plants, about how to minimize these inputs and create a garden that instead adds ecological benefits while building resilience. This first installment in our low-resource landscaping series focuses on managing the water that falls on our landscapes-how we treat it, as well as making plant choices that support its role as a precious resource. Leave the class with a better understanding of how plants can improve drainage and help your garden in the face of increasingly severe storms. Meet in the classroom inside the Doris Duke Center.

Fee: $21; 20% discount for Duke Gardens members with discount code. Registration is at Duke Gardens, Duke University, 420 Anderson St., Durham, N.C., 27705. Information: 919-668-1707,

Contact: Registrar