Online Lecture Series: Landscaping with Native Plants
Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am MT
Instructor: Jim Tolstrup, HPEC Executive Director
This is the first in a series of online lectures presented by Jim Tolstrup, the Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center. Jim works to promote the conservation, restoration and landscape use of native plants and is the State Horticulture and Restoration Chair for the Colorado Native Plant Society.
Colorado’s high altitude, arid climate, bright sun, wind, and frequent extreme temperature fluctuations can present significant challenges for gardeners in our region. The use of native plants provides the ideal solution to these challenges while helping to preserve Colorado’s unique and beautiful biodiversity literally in our own backyards.
This presentation will provide detailed information that will help gardeners utilize native plants successfully. This lecture will take place on Zoom and is open to all. The meeting details will be emailed to attendees 2-3 days prior to the event.
Register for this event here.
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