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Gardening with Ozark Native Plants

Event Type: Adult Specials
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 9/14/2019
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
 Eric Fuselier will deliver a talk on the important role that native plants play in the local ecosystem, and the benefits of using native species for landscaping and in home gardens. Eric will discuss how to plan your native plant garden, and what you should look for when selecting which species to place in a particular location.

For more than a decade, Eric Fuselier has been studying the native plants found growing wild in the Ozarks. Ericís passion began on the trail as an avid hiker and backpacker, but eventually Eric was able to put his knowledge of native plants to use in a more professional capacity while working as an environmental scientist for a local civil engineering firm. Eric has been involved in the planting and development of several native plant gardens in northwest Arkansas, and spends much of his spare time working to enhance and restore the native plant species growing on his own property. Eric is currently serving as the president of the Ozark Chapter of the Arkansas Native Plant Society, and regularly leads native plant hikes for local groups and members of the public.

Location: Walmart Community Room