Pam Gilpin, a self-trained amateur entomologist, has created a photo essay of the myriad insects that can inhabit, and under the right conditions, benefit our gardens. Pam has worked as an estate gardener for over 25 years. She serves on the board of the Newport Tree Society and is a former member of the Newport Tree Commission.
Her presentation will address the many diverse roles insects play in the environmental health of our gardens and home landscapes, how they serve as pollinators as well as provide a food source for birds, mammals and other insects. Given the right habitat, the insects in our gardens will work for us.
The Beechwood Lecture Series, offered to the public, free of charge, is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.
Upcoming lectures in 2016
9/20/16 Sustainable Farming and Pollinator Habitats, Cassius and Dawn Spears, Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative
11/15/16 What’s New in the Nursery World, Warren Leach, Tranquil Lake Nursery