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Master Gardener Lectures - Less Lawn, More Life

In Person - Connie Morella Library - Bethesda

2024-05-11 14:00:00 2024-05-11 15:00:00 America/New_York Master Gardener Lectures - Less Lawn, More Life Learn techniques for replacing lawn with native plants with Master Gardener Merikay Smith. Whether you are a native plant enthusiast or just starting, share ways to improve the habitat of our gardens. Connie Morella Library -

Saturday, May 11
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-11 14:00:00 2024-05-11 15:00:00 America/New_York Master Gardener Lectures - Less Lawn, More Life Learn techniques for replacing lawn with native plants with Master Gardener Merikay Smith. Whether you are a native plant enthusiast or just starting, share ways to improve the habitat of our gardens. Connie Morella Library -

Learn techniques for replacing lawn with native plants with Master Gardener Merikay Smith. Whether you are a native plant enthusiast or just starting, share ways to improve the habitat of our gardens.

Topics covered include defining native plants and their benefits, a simple layering process to kill lawn and create beds, design options, example native plants for various conditions, native trees, no-mow areas, avoiding invasive plants, resources and more.

Merikay Smith -  Became a Maryland Master Gardener in 2007 and has led the MCMG Speakers' Bureau. She is a frequently requested speaker on a variety of topics. Merikay is a Board member of Latter-day Saint Earth Stewardship, launching their first local chapter in 2016. Check out the native plant garden they've created at historic Pleasant View here: http://www.eartheast.org. She has helped mentor an additional 11 new chapters doing earth stewardship across the globe. Merikay has also served many years on the Boards of both the Muddy Branch Alliance and Seneca Creek Stewardship Partners, recently as president of SCWP.

UME Master Gardeners are volunteers who combine their love of plants, people, and the environment to help residents in their communities solve problems and make environmentally-sound decisions. They support the University of Maryland Extension (UME) mission by educating residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. The UME Master Gardener Program began in 1978 as a means to extend science-based knowledge to the general public by providing horticultural and pest management expertise to help protect and improve Maryland’s natural resources. Today, this popular program can be found in 20 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. 

Take a look at these resources about Lawns and Native plants.

Questions about this program? Contact the branch at (240) 777-0970.

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Accommodation Requests

People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing should request English-language captioning or sign-language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program they plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Older Adults | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures and Discussions | Environment |

TAGS: | STEM | Indoor Program |

Connie Morella Library

Phone: 240-777-0970

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Holiday
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Holiday)
Tue, May 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, May 28, 11:15am - 11:45am

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 11:30am

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 04, 11:15am - 11:45am

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 11:15am - 11:45am

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Rescheduled
Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
New date Monday, June 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Sat, Jun 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 11:15am - 11:45am

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 11:15am - 11:45am

Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Canceled
Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm