January's Meeting

The Seven Steps Toward
Successful (and Ethical) Seed Collection
Mark Gormel
Horticultural Coordinator
Co-Sponsored by
The Henry Foundation for Botanical Research
Saturday, January 10, 2009
10:00am - Noon
801 Stony Lane
Gladwyne, PA 19035
$10 fee (payable at the door)
or 610-999-2900

February's Meeting

Chester Ridley Crum Watershed Association
Habitat Resource Network of Southeast PA
(Wild Ones Chapter & National Wildlife Federation Volunteers)

jointly welcome

Dr. Douglas Tallamy
Nationally acclaimed speaker and author of the best seller
"Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens"
Professor & Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
University of Delaware

“Creating a Sanctuary for Wildlife in Your Garden”

Sunday, February 8th 2009
Penn State Brandywine
Room 103
Tomezsko Classroom Building
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063

This lecture is free and open to the public.
Advanced registration is recommended due to limited space
Light refreshments will be served.

To register or for more information
Contact CRC at

Longwood Gardens 2009 Course Catalog

I was delighted to discover an additional emphasis on sustainable gardening and native plants in the 2009 Longwood offerings!! And Longwood has recruited our leading local plantspeople to teach the courses, ensuring their quality. In 2009, Longwood will showcase the issue of pollination and its importance to horticulture, and there are several related lectures and classes in beekeeping, colony collapse disorder and attracting pollinators.

Within the Certificate of Merit in Ornamental Plant Courses, there are two new courses, one on Edible Plants, offered this year, and one on Native Plants, to be offered in 2010.

Additional short courses and workshops of interest include:

  • Installing and maintaining native plant meadows
  • Seed collection,
  • Healthy habitat designs,
  • Sustainable landscape and design theory.

In addition, Doug Tallamy, an entomologist researching insects ability to utilize native versus non-plants as a food source, will be a featured speaker at the 2009 Today's Horticulture Symposium on February 6th. (We are co-sponsoring Dr. Tallamy at Penn State Brandywine on February 8th).

Cheers to Joan McClintock, the new Continuing Education Coordinator at Longwood!! Rediscover Longwood Gardens, http://www.longwoodlearning.org/.

-Maureen Carbery