Native Plants in the Landscape - When Local Matters
Loss of habitat and decline in many species (such as pollinators) has led to a growing interest in planting native plants and native plant restoration. Botanic gardens, local governments, ecological organizations, and even neighborhood gardeners are seeking the best plants for their projects. Selecting from available plant materials is not always easy and there is an ever-growing need for evidence-based guidelines on sourcing native plant materials. To address this need, we convened a small gathering of experts from around the United States specializing in plant restoration, conservation, ecology, genetics, germplasm selection and environmental decision making. Join Amy Highland as she shares the outcomes of this workshop and the decision making strategies of Mt. Cuba Center in determining when local matters.
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. The features of native plants that allow them to contribute to a functioning ecosystem.
2. An introduction to provenance decision making tools.
3. Outcomes of our 2017 workshop and the implications for their work.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
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