This is part of the live, virtual education series, "Broadening our Landscape Vision: Ecology, Culture and Art" for home gardeners, educators and students presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and cosponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. This virtual series will explore ways to create landscapes that are ecologically healthy, easily managed and beautiful on residential and educational properties. These webinars will take place June - September.
See and register for the entire series on NDAL's website.
“Prairie-side” Chats: Prairie Lost and Found
Wednesday, July 7, noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Two-and-a-half million acres of southwestern Louisiana’s Cajun Prairie has been displaced by agriculture, development and petroleum extraction. The prairie’s loo has been so complete for so long that most residents were not aware that it ever existed. That has changed, however, due in large part to the guests on this panel. During this session, we will explore how discovering the last prairie remnants on old railroad beds led to a realization of the interdependence of prairie and fire, which resulted in the first successful restoration in the region. Their discovery of the “lost” Cajun Prairie, and their investigations into the “unseen” drivers that determined the fate of that prairie, can provide inspiration to practitioners throughout the United States.
Panel Speakers: Charles Allen, Malcolm Vidrine & Marc Pastorek interviewed by Larry Weaner
This course is part of the Home Gardeners Series. Members receive a discount when the discount code is applied.
Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL