Native landscaping class plants itself at Taltree

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on November 01, 2017 with No Comments

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will be a host to a native landscaping class on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10:00 a.m. with guest speaker and botanist, Nathanael Pilla, as attendees learn about the importance of native plants and their benefits to wildlife.

Pilla, a well-respected botanist who is currently serving as a field trip coordinator for the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Soceity (INPAWS) North chapter, said the class will be important to people who want to gain more knowledge about removing the negative pressure to the natural environment that is in their own backyard.

“Attendees can expect to learn about some of the bully plants that we put in our landscape unknowingly hurting our natural areas, pollinators and landscapes,” Pilla said. “Creating a personal connection with nature will not only make for a healthier life, but it will form a curiosity that will grow with you for the rest of your life.”

Pilla said he enjoys seeing the transformative experience of people personally affected by the majesty of nature. The class will be located in the Depot and costs $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N in Valparaiso is a dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies.

For more information call 219-462-0025 or visit www.taltree.org

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