Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Landscaping Program

Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Landscaping Program

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22 and the Rochester Hills Public Library is celebrating early with a presentation on Sustainable Landscaping on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.

As General Manager of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, LLC, Drew Lathin has made it his mission to guide residential, commercial, and public clients on creating ecologically restorative landscapes in urban and suburban environments. His presentation will show you how using native plants can eliminate the use of water and chemical inputs, while dramatically increasing caterpillars, butterflies, birds and other wildlife.

“Before European settlers, this land flourished with indigenous plants that could withstand our subzero winters, summer heat, drought, and native insects,” says Lathin, “My hope is that after my presentation, you will take some of these plants and use them to make your gardening experience easier and more environmental.”

Lathin will also show how the principles of sustainable landscaping can help you to reduce inputs of natural resources and create habitats for local creatures. 

“Creating a sensible landscape plan that supports native plants and plants animals is a great way to incorporate environmentalism into your daily life,” says Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley. 

Registration is available online for this event at calendar.rhpl.org. Sign up in advance as space will be limited.


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