Deep Dive: Best Practices for Native Landscaping in the Northeast
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
8:30 – 11:40 am CST
Kim Eierman Founder of EcoBeneficial LLC
Benefits and realties of native landscapes
Setting client expectations
Emulating natural ecosystems in the managed landscape
Setting goals for biodiversity and genetic diversity
Ecoregions, plant communities and local ecotypes
Informed plant selection and plant sourcing
Using cues to care in native landscapes
Maintaining native landscapes – dos and don’ts
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Founder of EcoBeneficial LLC
Ms. Eierman is an environmental horticulturist and ecological landscape designer specializing in native plants. Based in New York, Ms. Eierman teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center, Rutgers Home Gardeners School and several other institutions. She is an active speaker nationwide on many ecological landscape topics, presenting for industry conferences, “green events,” Master Gardener groups, garden clubs, nature centers, Audubon Society chapters, beekeeping groups, and other organizations interested in environmental improvements. Ms. Eierman also provides horticultural consulting and landscape design to homeowners and commercial clients. In addition to being a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, she is an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional, a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center, and a member of The Ecological Landscape Alliance and Garden Communicators International. Ms. Eierman is the author of the new book, The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening.
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Course Title: Deep Dive: Best Practices for Native Landscaping in the Northeast
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the theory and practice of emulating natural ecosystems in the managed landscape. Topics include benefits and realities of native landscaping in the northeast USA, goal setting, ecoregions and ecotypes, plant selection, and maintenance dos and don’ts.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain what makes a landscape native, describe the benefits to the public, and prepare for the realities of managing native landscapes.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to examine techniques that can be used to emulate natural ecosystems in the managed landscape.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference various plant communities, ecoregions and local ecotypes, and use this information to make informed plant selections and sourcing decisions.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify cues to watch for when caring for native landscapes, and evaluate best practices for landscape maintenance.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development and landscape design concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/01/2024
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