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Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s Monthly Program: Lawns to Life! Earth Depends on It
Wednesday, April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenters: Barbara Shaffer and Kay Schultz, members of Save our Soil
PVMN Continuing Education Eligible
*This program will be held in-person at the Education Center of the Hospice of the Panhandle. We will also offer it via zoom for those that prefer to attend virtually.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society welcomes Barbara Shaffer and Kay Schultz as they present, “Lawns to Life! Earth Depends on It”.
Learn about a local effort to join together to replace grass lawns with diverse, native habitat, bit by bit.
Join PVAS for their April Monthly Program where Barbara Shaffer and Kay Schultz will share how some Shepherdstown neighbors have converted parts of their grass lawns to lively, diverse garden beds that feed bees, butterflies, birds and people while soaking up rainwater and sequestering carbon. They will share videos of their progress and describe simple steps to move in this direction.
The program will be co-led by Barbara Shaffer and Kay Schultz, members of Save our Soil, a grassroots group in Shepherdstown that is focused on aiding in the regeneration of the land in our care by learning about and tending healthy soil, planting native plants and trees, and expanding our local food supply by growing and purchasing food that is grown using regenerative practices.
They will share video presentations of the work of the members – both novices and more experienced gardeners, to replace some of their lawns and increase soil health and plant diversity. You will learn how to join the growing movement to regenerate the soil under your feet, become a part of the “backyard national park” initiative, and help make your community a diverse, absorptive, carbon sink that produces healthy food for us and our kin.