RI native plant expert, Karen Asher, teaches us how to create biodiverse habitat for plants, birds, pollinators and animals.
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Learn how to use native plants to create beautiful, well-balanced and thriving landscapes. Turn your outdoor space into biodiverse habitat for plants, birds, pollinators and animals. This virtual workshop will focus on ground covers and wildflowers for a variety of conditions.
Karen Asher is a native plant specialist and former president of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. She holds a certificate in native plant studies with a focus on field botany from the Native Plant Trust and she volunteers in its plant conservation program assessing the status of rare species in Rhode Island. She has published numerous articles on native plants. She is also a Master Gardener and has presented today's program and other programs on Gardening with RI Native Plants at garden clubs, land trusts and libraries across the state. She enjoys working in her own garden in West Kingston.
- Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy (Timber Press, 2009)
- The New England Wildflower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers by William Cullina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000)
- Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines by William Cullina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002).
The URI Master Gardener Public Presentation Program is a volunteer service of the URI Master Gardener Program (URIMGP), URI Cooperative Extension. Trained volunteers present workshops on a variety of topics related to environmentally-sound horticulture. In 2020, a select number of URI Master Gardener volunteer speakers are available for online webinar classes hosted by partner organizations.