Please Note: The ZOOM presentation by Dr. Robin Weeks scheduled for Thursday April 29 was postponed. We look forward to rescheduling Dr. Weeks in the near future. Stay tuned for the date and time.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dr. Robin Weeks postponed his workshop scheduled for April 29 to Thursday, June 24th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more about Dr. Weeks click here.
In the place of Dr. Weeks’ lecture, KSB would like to offer a video of Dr. Doug Tallamy titled “Nature’s Best Hope.” To watch at any time, please click here.
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Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Dr. Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 104 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug’s new book Nature’s Best Hope released by Timber Press in February 2020, is a New York Times Best Seller.
This program was co-sponsored by Summit Environmental Commission, the Summit Area GreenFaith Circle, and the Summit Free Public Library.
Saturday July 10 at 8:30 a.m.: Learn How to Re-wild Your Garden Through Plant Partnerships
Keep Sedona Beautiful presents the next in a series of Native Plant Workshops, Re-Wild Your Garden through Plant Partnerships with Richard Sidy on Saturday, July 10th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. It’s a great time to visit a unique garden, and in this workshop participants will visit the garden Richard has nurtured since 1982 and learn how to naturalize plants and build diverse, resilient and interconnected plant communities. Social distancing and masks are required. Vaccinated attendees welcome.
Richard Sidy is president of Gardens for Humanity and a founding member of the Sustainability Alliance. A teacher for over 35 years, Richard advocates for sustainability education, food security and environmental education.
This workshop is the 4th in KSB’s 2021 Native Plant Workshop Series and is at the gardener’s home with limited attendance, so early registration is highly encouraged. To register for this free workshop, email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is availability, KSB will return the email with confirmation of attendance and an address.
September 25th 6:00 p.m.: Lear How to Make Prickly Pear Jelly
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Previous NPW 2021 Events
Thursday May 27 at 6:00 p.m.: Learn How to Garden Organically in Sedona
Organic gardening is fun, fresh, and rewarding. On Thursday, May 27th from 6pm to 7pm at the home of Doug Copp. Doug, a local expert on organic gardening, discussed soil, plant propagation, predator control, harvest, storage and season extension and gave attendees his tips, tricks, and wisdom on growing a successful organic garden. Attendees visited Doug’s garden in person instead of Zoom.
A Native Arizonan, Doug is a lifelong gardener and cyclist. He is a hiking and mountain bike guide at Enchantment Resort and maintains their chef’s garden. Since 1994, Doug has built trails with the US Forest Service and is currently the volunteer Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Sedona, along with board president of Sedona Recycles, Inc.
Saturday June 19 at 8:00 a.m.: Learn about Natural Dyes Using Local Plants
Keep Sedona Beautiful presented The Why, How, and What of Natural Dyeing with Local Plants by local artist Monique Sidy on Saturday, June 19th from 8-10 a.m. This was a hands-on workshop where attendees dyed small fabrics supplied by the instructor and then viewed completed projects. Participants learned how artists and designers work with local plant dyes and leave with ideas and inspiration.
Monique Sidy is an accomplished artist, printmaker and web designer. Her work has been displayed at the Gemeente Museum in The Netherlands and at galleries in Italy, Norway and the U.S. Visit her website at moniquesidy.com.