This is part of the live webinar series, “Ecology-Based Landscapes: A Virtual Education Series for Home Gardeners & Educators” presented by New Directions in the American Landscape and sponsored by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Designed for home gardeners, school administrators and educators, these webinars will take place January – March.
See and register for the entire series on NDAL’s website.
Schoolyard Habitats: Restoring Native Habitat One Schoolyard at a Time
Tuesday, February 2, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
Well-meaning people have been organizing since the dawn of the local food movement to create vibrant, urban garden spaces in an effort to build and support their communities. However, these efforts, which are often oriented towards the goal of ameliorating social issues such as lack of access to food and green space for marginalized people, sometimes undermine themselves in terms of equity and inclusivity. How can we ensure that our work as community organizers and gardeners is doing more help than harm? Sam will describe some actions (often unconscious) that can potentially turn an inclusive space into an unwelcoming one, and explore what we can do to create a beautifully diverse garden community.
Instructor: Sam Mirghavameddin
This is a free class. Registration is required.
Questions? Email Sara Weaner at NDAL