Workshop on sustainable gardening

Citizens' Greener Evanston will hold a workshop on sustainable gardening March 1 at the Levy Center.

Right outside your own door, you can help care for the land and create a more resilient environment that's ready for the changing climate.

This workshop, organized by Evanston TreeKeepers and CGE's Adaptation Task Force, will help you make plans for your garden. The focus will be on native trees and shrubs, but will also take a look at stormwater management best practices and ways to provide for beneficial insects and birds.

Louise Clemency, Chicago Field Supervisor for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will kick off the morning with an ecological perspective on creating and managing diverse habitats in urban and suburban settings. Local horticulturists, foresters, and arborists will provide practical advice and answer questions.

The goal is to grow a bigger, healthier, more diverse urban forest that is good for birds and insects, that helps manage stormwater, and that is resilient in the face of multiple challenges, now and into the future.

There'll be tree-related activities for children 10 and under. 

When: March 1, 2014, 10 a.m. until noon.

Where: Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60202


Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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