Address: 54 Olmsted Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Room: Meeting Room North South
Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Capacity: Registration/seating is limited to about 60 individuals, so please register early to ensure your spot!
Description: Come meet local ELA members and local activists for lightning talks, networking, and inspiring conversation. This will be the first in-person meetup for ELA members and new members are welcome to participate! Come see who is getting involved in creating local resilient landscapes and is active in Westchester County and the NY metro region. We will have light refreshments and children of all ages (our future eco-leaders!) are welcome.
An informal presentation will also be offered by Michael Hagen at the event. Michael Hagen is the Curator of the Native Plant Garden and the Rock Garden at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). He previously served as Staff Horticulturist for Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, NY and Garden Manager at Rocky Hills, in Mt. Kisco, a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy.
Read more about Michael’s presentation, Early Spring Ephemerals and Their Pollinators below
Presentation Description: Landscape designers traditionally have used as the first splash of color in the garden a variety of early spring blooming bulbs, Crocus, Narcissus, Scilla, etc. In Eastern North America however, a suite of early blooming native plants, in a variety of families, takes the place of this suite of monocot geophytes. For any serious design utilizing native plants with the goal of maximizing ecological services, including these early “spring ephmerals” is key to supporting populations of overwintering pollinators emerging from hibernation.