Homegrown National Park [Online]
PLEASE NOTE: this event will take place on Nov. 7 instead of September. We apologize for the date discrepancy. Please go to https://rsvp.duke.edu/b8ywXA to register. Thank you.
Chances are, you have never thought of your garden-indeed, of all of the space on your property-as a wildlife preserve that represents the last opportunity we have for sustaining plants and animals that were once common. But that is exactly the role that built landscapes are now playing and will play even more in the near future.
We have always thought that biodiversity was happy somewhere "out there, in nature," in our local woodlot or perhaps our state and national parks. We have heard little about the rate at which species are disappearing from our neighborhoods, towns, counties and states. Even worse, we have never been taught how vital biodiversity is for our own well-being.
The ecological approach to landscaping that Doug Tallamy promotes is nothing more than basic Earth stewardship, but it is stewardship that empowers us all to become forces in conservation. Join us in this special online presentation to hear Doug discuss the range of actions each of us can take - see how you are able to make a difference that you can see and enjoy almost immediately. Life will return to your property!
Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., is the TA Baker Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware.
"Our National Parks, no matter how grand in scale, are too small and separated from one another to preserve species to the levels needed. Thus, the concept for "Homegrown National Park," a bottom-up call-to-action to restore habitat where we live and work and, to a lesser extent, where we farm and graze, extending national parks to our yards and communities." - Doug Tallamy.
Monday, Sept. 26, 7-8 p.m. $18; free for Duke Gardens members with your members' free code. Zoom link will be sent in your registration confirmation. Registration is at https://duke.is/gmnav. Duke Gardens, Duke University, 420 Anderson St., Durham, N.C., 27705. gardens.duke.edu. Information: 919-668-1707, firstname.lastname@example.org