Digging Deeper: Beyond Natives—Using Local Ecotypes

Digging Deeper: Beyond Natives—Using Local Ecotypes

James and Ellen Best’s Sara Stein Garden

Sun, Jul 26, 2020
2:00 PM

Author Sara Stein was one of America’s most persuasive advocates for the use of native plants in ecological gardening. Disturbed by the biological and visual sterility of our suburban landscapes, she and her husband set about “ungardening” on this very site (now stewarded by James and Ellen Best), creating carefully researched ecosystems with native plants which quickly filled with a diversity of life. In this landmark landscape, join Shanyn Siegel, manager at Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, to take the next step and go beyond natives. Shanyn will explain ecotypes—distinct forms of plant species that develop in response to localized conditions—and how they are more resilient, particularly in the face of climate change. She’ll also talk about efforts to make these genetically diverse plants available to gardeners. Using local ecotypes, even backyard gardeners can be active participants in biodiversity conservation.

Location
James & Ellen Best's Sara Stein Garden
8 Fox Hill Road
Pound Ridge, NY  10576

Date and time
Sunday, July 26, 2020
2 p.m.

Registration
$30 Garden Conservancy members
$40 General admission

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.

James & Ellen Best's Sara Stein Garden will also be open on this date to general Open Days visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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