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How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators – Lisa Lofland Gould Lecture

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators

This lecture was originally scheduled in November.  It has been rescheduled for Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:00pm. The webinar will now be via a Zoom Webinar platform. If you registered for the original session you need to reregister.  New registrations are also welcome.

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Native plant species are often recommended to provide optimal foraging and nesting habitats for pollinators and other wildlife. The growing demand for native plants, coupled with the horticulture industry’s desire for plants with unique characteristics, has led to the increased breeding and availability of native cultivars or “nativars”. But do native cultivars provide the same valuable habitat as the straight native species? Annie White will share her field research on this topic and discuss the complex benefits and challenges of using both native species and native cultivars in landscape design.

Annie White is an Ecological Landscape Designer and the owner of Nectar Landscape Design Studio in Stowe, Vermont. She is also a full-time Lecturer of Sustainable Landscape Horticulture + Design at the University of Vermont.  Annie earned an MS in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2005 and a PhD in Plant & Soil Science from The University of Vermont in 2016. She is passionate about designing cutting-edge and science-based ecological landscapes at all scales—from urban backyards to rural agricultural landscapes.

This lecture is underwritten by the Lisa Lofland Gould Native Plant Program Fund and sponsored Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, Rhode Island Natural History Survey and University of Rhode Island, Master Gardener Program. 

 

 

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January 23
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Date:
January 23
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Webinar