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Lunch and Learn! Sourcing Native Plants for Ecosystem Function in Different Planting Contexts

Submitted by lchance@publicg... on Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:58am
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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In the native plant world, discussions about what plants are authentically native can get heated. Are the cultivars found at your local nursery native? Do they add ecological value or threaten biodiversity? In 2016, fifteen scientists from eleven organizations convened at Mt. Cuba Center to help decision-makers choose which plants are most appropriate in different planting contexts. Since each planting site is different, we developed a tool that would compare the genetic and adaptive backgrounds of a plant available on the market against the requirements of the planting site. Come see our complicated journey of discovery in action.

Speakers: Amy Highland, Mt. Cuba Center; Ari Novy, San Diego Botanic Garden; Tom Kaye, Institute of Applied Ecology

Lunch and Learn webinars are intended as quick, digestible content that can be consumed along with your lunch or brunch! Join us for a 20 minute presentation by the speakers, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. Lunch and Learn webinars are available for MEMBERS ONLY. If you are interested in attending and are not a member, we encourage you to visit our membership page where we offer many membership levels for all budgets. Recordings of the webinar will be available in the Library and Media Center for Members within 48-72 hours following the event.

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