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Potomac Community Village - Potomac Library Joint Program: Pru Foster, on climate resilient gardening

When

Thu 06 / 27 / 2024
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Where

Potomac Library
10101 Glenolden Drive
Potomac MD 20854

Who can attend

Open to all

Price

FREE
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Potomac Community Village - Potomac Library Joint Program: Pru Foster, on Climate Resilient Gardening
 
Pru Foster, a scientist, gardener, author of A Drop of Grace and The Prudent Lifestyle newsletter, expert on native plants and long-time Potomac resident, will speak on gardening in the age of climate uncertainty, in a free, open to all joint PCV - Potomac Library  Program.

About this presentation: As human driven climate change accelerates, rain and temperature patterns in our gardens are changing. This impacts frost dates, water table levels, soil health, pollinators, and plant pests and diseases. Knowing how to successfully garden in this changing environment may seem overwhelming, but eco-friendly practices actually go a long way to resolving this dilemma. In this talk, Dr. Foster will explain how Maryland’s climate may evolve and practices to promote a resilient ecosystem in our gardens, now and into the future.

About our speaker: Pru Foster has a diploma in Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK, similar to a Master Gardener certification, and one in garden design from the Garden Design School of Bristol Botanic Garden. She currently serves on the board of the Maryland Native Plant Society as secretary and is co-editor for their publication Marilandica. She is also active in the Potomac Village Garden Club and the local Wild Ones chapter, as well as stewarding her one acre lot for wildlife and beauty.  Pru has a PhD in astrophysics, but spent most of her paid career working on the impacts of climate change on ecosystem distributions and biodiversity. She was a co-author on some of the very first papers linking climate change to a species extinction - a rather depressing honor.  Pru has also been a life long activist working in areas like great ape rights, sustainable lifestyle choices, voting, and most recently, native plants.  She is author of “A Drop of Grace: Finding and Protecting our Common Ground” - a call to all to embrace and thrive with low impact choices. She writes a monthly sustainable choices newsletter, “A Prudent Lifestyle”, which is available for free at prufoster.substack.com.

All are welcome to attend this free program at the Potomac Library. 
 
PCV members who need transportation to attend this program should indicate that they need a ride when they register for this event.   If you are able to offer a ride, please let us know about that as well.