Please Note: The ZOOM presentation by Dr. Robin Weeks scheduled for Thursday April 29 has been postponed until Thursday June 24, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dr. Robin Weeks has postponed his workshop scheduled for April 29 to Thursday, June 24th from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
In the place of Dr. Weeks’ lecture, KSB would like to offer a video of Dr. Doug Tallamy titled “Nature’s Best Hope.” To watch, please click here.
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Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Dr. Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 104 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug’s new book Nature’s Best Hope released by Timber Press in February 2020, is a New York Times Best Seller.
This program was co-sponsored by Summit Environmental Commission, the Summit Area GreenFaith Circle, and the Summit Free Public Library.
Thursday May 27 at 6:00 PM: LEARN HOW TO GARDEN ORGANICALLY IN SEDONA
Organic gardening is fun, fresh, and rewarding. Learn how to grow your own at KSB’s 2nd Native Plant Workshop Series program on Thursday, May 27th from 6pm to 7pm at the home of Doug Copp. Doug, a local expert on organic gardening, will discuss soil, plant propagation, predator control, harvest, storage and season extension and will give attendees his tips, tricks, and wisdom on growing a successful organic garden. Attendees will visit Doug’s garden in person instead of Zoom, so social distancing and masks are required. Vaccinated attendees welcome.
A Native Arizonan, Doug is a lifelong gardener and cyclist. He is a hiking and mountain bike guide at Enchantment Resort and maintains their chef’s garden. Since 1994, Doug has built trails with the US Forest Service and is currently the volunteer Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Sedona, along with board president of Sedona Recycles, Inc.
Program attendance is free and limited by parking space, so early registration is encouraged. Email the names of attendees per vehicle to email@example.com. KSB will return the email with an address and other details.
- June 19th 8-10am – The Why, How and What of Natural Dyeing with Local Plants
- July 10th 8:30-10:30am – Re-Wild Your Garden Through Plant Partnerships
- September 25th 6-7pm – Making Prickly Pear Jelly