Learn About Native Groundcovers in Gardening for Nature Program

Gardening for Nature is a five-part series sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum that focuses on creating an ecologically friendly garden.  Native Groundcovers: Living Mulch, third in the series, will be a Zoom presentation on Thursday, August 10 at 7 pm.  The program will be presented by Leah Brooks, Public Programs Assistant at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware, a botanic garden committed to the conservation of native plants and their habitats.

The Native Groundcovers: Living Mulch Zoom program is $10 for members of Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum and $20 for nonmembers.  To register, go to www.laurelwoodarboretum.org.  A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants.  The program is eligible for 1 hour of Passaic County Master Gardener Continuing Education credit.

“Although mulch is a commonly used groundcover, a beautiful tapestry of foliage and flowers is more visually dynamic and ecologically valuable,” said Passaic County Master Gardener Lourdes Osorio.  “In this program you will discover a selection of tough, versatile native plants to use as groundcovers in a variety of growing conditions.  Gardeners of all levels will benefit from this addition to their gardening expertise.”

Brooks is a University of Delaware graduate with dual bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Wildlife Ecology.  Her passion is sharing the joy of nature and native gardening with others.

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