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Past Event November 2017 - Gardening and Climate Change with guest speaker Stefan Bloodworth

This presentation deals with the challenges facing gardeners during this time of rapid climate change.  Climate change predictions are now becoming possible at community or local levels.  But how do we address and adapt to these?  A brief history of climate change issues will be followed by environmental impacts of global warming, and how gardeners can adjust today to take steps for the future.

A native of Durham, Stefan has lived in Tanzania and Ecuador where he studied tropical ecology and the effects of deforestation on plant and animal diversity.  He has been a landscape designer specializing in the use of native plants since 1995 . In 2002, he became curator of the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants at Duke Gardens. Bloodworth has written and lectured extensively over the past 13 years on a variety of subjects associated with the appreciation and conservation of native plants and their habitats.

Luncheon Menu:  Mixed Greens Salad, Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast served with Stuffing and Sage Gravy, Baked Sweet Potato, Fresh Green Beans, rolls, tea, coffee, and member-supplied dessert. Vegetarian and Gluten Free lunches also available.

Ways & Means: Holiday Gift Sale! Members and local merchants will donate items. Bring your treasures to sell and find a treasure to purchase!