Native Plant Collaborative Series – Ecological Land Care
You’ve attended countless native plant lectures, you’ve read all of Dr. Tallamy’s books, and you finally selected the perfect plant species for your new garden space…now what?
In this presentation, Cody George will guide participants in creating and managing beautiful, ecologically functional garden spaces. Participants will learn the importance of soil health, proper site analysis, and plant selection. Organic land care management strategies will also be discussed such as invasive weed control, sustainable mulches, lawn alternatives, and the elimination of synthetic pesticides and/or herbicides. It’s time we rethink landscapes in Northwest Arkansas!
Cody George serves as Grounds Manager of Thaden School where the organically managed campus is home to native prairie plant communities and nine acres of seeded prairie. George has over 15 years’ experience in the green industry of Arkansas with 11 years in public garden management in Northwest Arkansas. Cody holds a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Arkansas and is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional.
This program is part of a series of free educational programs, hikes, and workshops offered at the Eureka Springs Community Center and produced by the Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation, the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists, the Carroll County Master Gardeners, and Wild Ones – Ozark Chapter.