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Doug Tallamy returns to Indiana with his native plant message

October 13, 2012
8:30 AMto3:00 PM

Photo courtesy Doug Tallamy

Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, returns to Indiana in October to discuss his favorite subject — native plants and their role in our ecology. He will be the keynote speaker for Adventures in Gardening in Hendricks County, Indiana.

What: Adventures in Gardening, a seminar for all gardeners, sponsored by the Hendricks County Master Gardeners.

Who: Speakers will be:

  • The keynote speaker is Doug Tallamy, author and professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. Tallamy’s book, Bringing Nature Home, explains why native plants are important in the home landscape and recommends which ones to use and how to use them.
  • Ellen Jacquart, director of stewardship of the Indiana chapter of the Nature Conservancy, will identify the invasive species on properties and how to get rid of them.
  • Hendricks County Pollinator Project highlights the importance of pollinators and their role in food, flower and fruit production.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Where: Hendricks County Fairgrounds Auditorium, 1900 E Main (Old U.S. 36), Danville, Ind.

Hendricks County Master Gardeners Adventures in Gardening 2013: $35 if received through Sept. 22, 2012; $45 if received Sept. 23 through Oct. 5, 2012. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials.