Monday, March 14, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Grab your lunch and join CBLP for a free webinar on “Yes in My Backyard: Strategies for Normalizing (and Legalizing) Wildlife Gardens in HOA Communities” with guest:
It happens too often and in too many communities around the country: A responsible, environmentally conscious citizen takes the important step of converting her lawn to native plants, only to be reprimanded by her homeowners association for growing “weeds,” leaving stalks up for birds, or refusing to use pesticides. But even in an HOA, a native plant garden doesn’t have to be DOA. In this session, learn about preemptive strategies and effective responses when making cases for wildlife gardens in planned communities. Discover simple ways to convert landscapes into spaces that will please both human and wild neighbors in your community. And, when all else fails, learn how to fight back—and even work toward passage of a state garden-friendly law like the one recently enacted in Maryland.
Previous topics have included:
December 2021: Greening Southside RVA, Ann Jurczyk, Director VA Outreach and Advocacy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
October 2021: Riparian Buffer Success Stories with Casey Shaw, Elizabeth River Project, VA and Jason Traband, Bayland Consultants, MD
August 2021: Stormwater BMP’s for Urban Farming, with Kelley Oklesson
March 2021: Managing Mature Trees, with Trista Imrich, Carol Heiser, Kristina Bezanson, & Dawn Taft
February 2021: Lawn Conversion in Pennsylvania, with Teddi Stark, Kelsey Miller, & Ryan Davis
October 2020: Riparian Buffers for Landscape Pros, with Justin Ulanoski Jimmy Dick, Kate Austin, & Dave Hirschman
May 2020: COVID Resources, with Jeff Howe, Lauren Wheeler, Darlene Robbins, & Nick Myers
The Today’s Menu Series is an informal lunchtime webinar series for the CBLP community.