Deep Dive: Native Groundcovers and Turf Alternatives for the Northeast
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
9:30 am – 12:40 pm CST
Functional and ecological benefits of native groundcovers
Using native alternatives to replace turf
Site assessment and informed plant selection
Survey of native forbs, graminoids and sub-shrub as groundcovers
Plant selection and plant format options
Installation and maintenance considerations
The meadowscape alternative
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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: Native Groundcovers and Turf Alternatives for the Northeast
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the functional and ecological benefits of native groundcovers in conditions unique to the northeast. Topics include site assessment, plant selection and format options, and installation and maintenance considerations.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and explain the functional and ecological benefits of native groundcovers.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assess the suitability of a site for native groundcover and make informed plant selections.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to evaluate installation and maintenance considerations.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference alternatives to turf and meadowscapes.
LUs: 3.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with landscape practices and strategies
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/27/2024
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