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We provide the curious with information on planting natives, advocating for critters, developing pesticide free landscapes, and identifying invasive aliens. An equally essential part of our mission is to assist Mid-Atlantic region gardeners in locating native plant nurseries and plant sales. Gardeners have a choice when purchasing landscaping plants… we shout Choose Natives!

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When I began my gardening journey, I planted what every other homeowner found at their local garden center. I’d vaguely heard about native plants but didn’t understand why I should choose them. It was only after hearing entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy speak that I learned I was doing it all wrong! I wasn’t supporting a single living thing with the introduced ornamental plants I was installing. Coddling lots of lawn didn’t help, either...

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7March 2023

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard

Doug Tallamy: Nature’s Best Hope, New York

North Shore Land Alliance and North Country Garden Club are pleased to present Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware – a rock star in his field.  Professor Tallamy will discuss his book “Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard.” This New York Times bestseller urges homeowners to take conservation into their own hands by turning their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Tallamy argues that empowering each of us to do our part to support nature in our backyards may just be nature’s best hope for survival. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can and must take to reverse declining biodiversity.

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ChooseNatives.org lists nurseries that sell only native plants.

Why?  Because we want to help you, constant steward, to find an ecologically conscientious nursery. We also feel it's important to support the organizations that aren't profiting from invasive plants such as English ivy, Bradford Pear or butterfly bush. Let's give the local "green" growers our business. Are you thinking about purchasing cultivars? Did you know...
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Native Plant
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NATIVE PLANT RESOURCES: There is so much to learn about native plants—especially the reasons why we should grow them. The following organizations are listed to both inform and inspire. Feel free to browse the General... Browse
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Invasive Plant
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INVASIVE PLANT RESOURCES: Removing invasive plants is equally as important as planting locally native ones. Invasives pop up endlessly in yards and can easily spread from one property to another, or worse, find their way... Browse