Put Your Gardens To Bed – Older Adults Centre
Over 50 and have a garden? Join us for this FREE event at Oakville’s Older Adult Centre! We will show a clip of Hometown Habitat, followed by a talk by special guest speaker Sean James, who was recently featured in GardenMaking magazine as one of ‘Canada’s 20 People Making a Difference’ in Horticulture.
Gardening has been Sean James’ hobby and profession for over 30 years. A graduate of
Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener, a public speaker, writer, and teacher;
Sean focuses on eco-gardening techniques, which makes sense since he grew up surrounded by
nature near Crawford Lake. He sits on several environmental committees and has appeared on
several television and radio shows. Sean ran Fern Ridge Landscaping & Eco-consulting for over 20 years, recently handing it over to his leadership team. He now owns ‘Sean James Consulting & Design’, focusing on teaching, speaking, writing, designing and consulting.
The narrative thread of Hometown Habitat is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books and lectures about the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Tallamy says, “It doesn’t have to and shouldn’t be that way.”
For two years, producer/director Catherine Zimmerman and film crew traveled around the United States to visit hometown habitat heroes and film their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature. The message will inspire you – all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth. The goal will energize you – to build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.
This event is free, but please reserve your spot by calling 905-815-5979 x4673
This event is in partnership with the Older Adults Centre of the Town of Oakville.