Speaker Event April 12, 2017: Support Wildlife and Sequester C02 (in your Garden)
Chester County Citizens for Climate Protection
Invites You to Join Us
On Wed, April 12, 2017
West Chester, PA Borough Hall
401 East Gay Street
Support Wildlife and Sequester CO2
(in your garden)
Presented by Catherine Renzi, Yellow Springs Farm and
Mark Highland, Organic Mechanics Soil Company
Snacks at 6:30, lecture at 7:00
Just in time for your 2017 garden, learn about the plants that will attract and support wildlife and pollinators as well as everything you need to know about soil.
Catherine Renzi, owner of Yellow Springs Farm Native Plants Nursery in Chester Springs, PA will talk to us about the role of native plants in supporting habitat for birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects. Since 2001 she has grown 100’s of native wildflowers ,ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees specifically selected for their roles in creating plant communities for woodlands, meadows, border gardens and pond edges.
Mark Highland is President and founder at Organic Mechanics Soil Company, located in nearby Modena. Soils sequester carbon when soil amendments are added, but soils also build carbon by microbial activity and plant growth. This session will explore soil amendments, such as Biochar, for urban landscapes that provide positive impact in the root zone and sequester carbon at the same time.