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Apr 13, 2013 (Sat)
Saturday April 13 @ 2:00 pm at Crossroads, Sturgeon Bay
Variety: the Hallmark of Healthy Ecosystems
Longtime Wild Ones Dale and Mary Goodner moved to Algoma in May 2010, after 34 years in Peoria, IL, where Dale served as Chief Naturalist at Peoria Park District's Forest Park Nature Center for some 20 years, and then was Supervisor of Interpretive Services, overseeing 5 facilities, including the George Luthy Botanical Garden, before retiring in 2009. Mary is a professional horticulturist.
Dale will describe “some of the biotic diversity that is the heart and soul of Door County. The particular groupings of species found here have spent the ages adapting to this particular mix of temperature, moisture, soil, ph, etc. and are unique in the world. Over the millennia they’ve formed what Aldo Leopold called the “land organism.” They’ve developed expertise; think of it as floristic wisdom... they know how to deal with these specific conditions.
Then we’ll discuss modeling and structuring our own backyard ecosystem (garden), in order to better fit in with this place. While our landscape includes vegetables, and also features horticultural varieties of plants, we do use native flora to better establish a
sense of place, and also to better attract animals.”
Apr 26, 2013 (Fri)
Friday April 26 @ 7:00 pm at Crossroads, Sturgeon Bay
Safe Lawns with Paul Tukey
Tukey is North America’s leading advocate for natural lawn care. His presentation will be the keynote speech for the “Safe Lawns in Door County” initiative sponsored by Door Property Owners Inc and six other environmental organizations on the peninsula. The aim is to eliminate the indiscriminate use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers in yards, athletic fields and public spaces. For information go to www.doorpropertyowners.org and click on “Safe lawns”.
In his talk Tukey will address the hazards of lawn care products that imperil health. He will explore the benefits of non-toxic products and safer and beautiful alternatives to lawns.
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