Friday, February 7, 2020

Meet Your Greens: Ungardening

Thursday, February 20, 5:30 - 7:30

The Rockfall Foundation’s February Meet Your Greens will be on Thursday, February 20 at Perk on Main, 386 Main Street, Middletown. Join us for drinks, food, and conversation 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Guest speaker Aubree Keurajian will be talking about ungardening - going beyond planting native plants to live in deeper harmony with nature.

Aubree Keurajian graduated from Cornell University in 2015, with a bachelor's degree in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems. After dabbling in academia and the public sector, she started Ungardening Native Plants to bring the tools and ideas of ecological restoration to the homeowner. Her talk will discuss nuances around the definitions of "native", "invasive", and "weed", as well as why gardening for nature means more than just switching plants. We'll discuss some of the darker origins of our garden-industrial complex, and how community-based ecological change can be incredibly effective!

Admission is free. Guests pay for their own food and drink.  Please join us!

Meet Your Greens: Middletown Green Drinks is a monthly event providing networking opportunities for anyone who is interested in making connections and exchanging news about emerging environmental issues to help keep Lower Connecticut River Valley communities green. An official location of Green Drinks International, this informal monthly gathering of people drawn from the community, nonprofit groups and the business world offers time to brainstorm ideas and plant seeds for collaboration. All are welcome and there is no admission fee, unless otherwise noted. For more information, please visit The Rockfall Foundation’s website.

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