Digging Deeper: Land Trusts—Preserving and Managing Open Space

Digging Deeper: Land Trusts—Preserving and Managing Open Space

Photo by Helen H. Houghton

Baxter Preserve

Sat, Aug 21, 2021
9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Join Pam Pooley, horticulturist and chairman of the North Salem Open Land Foundation, to tour this bucolic landscape and learn about its history and efforts to preserve its beauty and conservation values, taking cues from the land. Pam will describe stewardship practices that take advantage of the meadow life cycle and promote desirable species such as pollinator-friendly plants, which are a food source for the abundance of birds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects and wildlife. Mowing regimens and plantings of native trees and shrubs with deer protection by tributaries that discourage aggressive invasive plants will be discussed. These sustainable management techniques can be adopted to benefit your own wild or cultivated gardens.

Pam will also discuss how to create land trusts and the lessons learned from more than 40 years of successful management of the Baxter Preserve.

Date and Time
Saturday, August 21, 2021
9:30 to 11 a.m.

Baxter Preserve
North Salem, NY 10560

$30 Garden Conservancy members
$40 General admission

For more information, please contact the Garden Conservancy by telephone 845.424.6500, M-F, 9-5 Eastern, or email events@gardenconservancy.org.