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Restoring Biodiversity at Home: Why Your Garden Matters with Douglas Tallamy

Sponsoring Organization: Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Location : Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 West Cloverdale Road, Hastings, MI 49058

Description of the Event: A home garden, regardless of its size, has the power to attract and sustain native wildlife. Learn how when Pierce Cedar Creek Institute welcomes Doug Tallamy, renowned author and sustainable gardening expert, for “Restoring Biodiversity at Home: Why Your Garden Matters” on Saturday, April 18.

This Grow Native! fundraising event, which includes a tapas lunch, program, and book signing, will take place from 11:30 am — 2 pm. Tickets for the fundraiser are $40, and all proceeds will support the Institute’s Grow Native! Campaign.

Through Grow Native!, the Institute works to promote the aesthetic and ecological benefits of native plants. In 2015, the Institute will replace 4,360 square feet of invasive weeds and non-native grasses with native plantings on its Education Building berm, drawing attention to stewardship efforts taking place on more remote areas of its 661 acres of property.

Tallamy is Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He is also the winner of the Garden Writer’s Association’s Silver Medal for his book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. He is co-author of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden and a contributor to The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening.

For more information or to register, visit or call (269) 721-4190. Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is located near Hastings at 701 W. Cloverdale Rd., 2.5 miles west of M-37 and 4.5 miles east of M-43.

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