Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ontario Native and Invasive Plants: Friends and Foes

Lanark County Master Gardeners

Join us for a one day learning event
Saturday October 26, 2019
8:30 am-3 pm
Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa

An invasive plant is an alien species whose introduction or spread negatively impacts native biodiversity, the economy and society including human health.  Second to habitat loss, invasive species have been identified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as the most significant threat to biodiversity.
The Master Gardeners of Lanark County and Ottawa-Carleton are presenting an all day learning session to help gardeners learn how to deal with these Invasive Plants and learn the benefits to planting Native Plants.  We present a full day of learning with the following speakers:
  • Iola Price is the President of the Ontario Invasive Plant council.  She will be describing the Impact of Invasives on our Natural Environment including the social, ecological and financial impact.
  • Naomi Cappuccino is an associate professor of biology at Carleton University.  Her current research works to help combat invassive species, using natural population control methods.  She will describe how insects are used to biologically control of weeds and insect pests in the garden
  • Trish Murphy--Native Plants.
We will also have two Master Gardener Speakers:
  • Julianne Labreche--Lessons Learned after Bee City Ottawa Collapsed in Disorder
  • Ankaret Dean--Controversy in Lanark County.
In addition to our speakers we have:
  • Displays provided by other groups 
  • Silent Auction
  • Delicious Lunch.
All this for only $35.  Register now. Individual Registration  Group Registration

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