Sustainability Lunch & Learn: ‘Native Landscaping and Natural Areas’ July 23

| July 22, 2013

Have you ever wanted to know what native plants work best in our climate region? Do you have obnoxious, invasive plants that are chocking out natives? Learn about what Webster University is doing to improve the campus landscape, eliminate dependency on non-natives, and promote green infrastructure through the use of natural areas, rain gardens, and more as the Summer Lunch & Learn series continues with “Native Landscaping and Natural Areas” on Tuesday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dan Hankins, grounds supervisor, and Jeff Depew, Biology department adjunct faculty, will share an exciting outdoor session on native landscaping and natural areas.

This session will also include a tour of Webster University’s “natural area”, a unique bio-retention basin that is undergoing restoration as a wetland and micro-habitats to support research, education, and operations. All of these techniques and practices are applicable at home or commercial property. Learn to save money on water usage, storm water fees, and battling non-native plants.

Session attendees should meet at 11:30 a.m. in the East Academic Building’s Centene Lobby, 545 Garden Ave. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket. A complimentary light lunch and refreshments will be provided. All attendees will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Home Depot gift card at the end of the Lunch & Learn series on August 6.

Learn more about the summer Lunch & Learn series and other upcoming sessions here.

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  1. Linda Dahlgren says:

    Thanks Jeff and Dan for an informative and fascinating tour of the Natural Area – it’s changed so much from the barren algae field it used to be, and it holds amazing potential…
    Well done!