Digging Deeper: Finding Inspiration in Native Plant Communities

Digging Deeper: Finding Inspiration in Native Plant Communities

Have you admired communities of native plants while walking through natural areas? Often the plants in these communities have similar requirements, will grow well together, and can be incorporated into niches on your property. This talk will dig deeper into native plant community resources and how to use them for garden inspiration. We will also talk briefly about ecological and stormwater management services that native plants can provide. 

About the presenter:  

Meagan Hopkins-Doerr is a native plant enthusiast who can be described as a plant collector because she wants all the (native) plants. During the ten years gardening at her home in Delaware County, she has witnessed substantial increases in bird and bug diversity, including summer backyards full of fireflies. Meagan supports volunteers as the coordinator for the Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards of Chester and Delaware Counties.  

This program is part of the “Digging Deeper: Developing a Closer Connection with Native Plantings” series for those looking to create a closer connection with native plantings in their own backyard and community. This blended virtual and in-person series offers a different perspective on ways to engage on a deeper level with your natural surroundings. 

This event is open to the public and may be recorded. It is a "pay what you wish" program with proceeds benefitting Brandywine Conservancy’s education and outreach. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Thank you for considering a donation.