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MNPS Program (Tuesday): Native Grasses For Use in Home Gardens and Native Meadows

  • 09/29/2020
  • 7:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


Registration is closed


We can accommodate 500 viewers on Zoom. First come first served. A recording will be available after the program.

Speaker: Dr. Sara Tangren

Fall is the time that our native grasses strut their stuff! Join us for a fun, non-technical discussion of native grasses and their

  • design/aesthetic considerations for use in garden beds,
  • use in native meadows,
  •  soil and light requirements,
  •  establishment and maintenance techniques.

The species we will discuss include: wood oats, bottlebrush, Virginia wildrye, indiangrass, little bluestem, switchgrass, purpletop, bushy beardgrass, purple lovegrass, and woolgrass.

Our speaker will be Dr. Sara Tangren. Her areas of specialization include native landscaping, native seed production, the native industry, meadow making, invasive plant control, and rare plant conservation. Her restoration work has included a collaboration with the Anacostia Watershed Society to restore plant communities along the Anacostia River Bank, with the University of Maryland Arboretum & Botanical Garden to protect the rare wildflower sundial lupine, with MNCPPC to establish native meadows, and with PEPCO to restore a native meadow community. She established the first native gardens at the University of Maryland in 2006, and she has designed and implemented native gardens for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Vice President’s Mansion, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. More recently she taught about native plants and sustainable landscaping for the Maryland Master Gardener program. She is currently concluding a report on native plant and seed use in the Eastern United States.

The program will be presented online through Zoom, in webinar format. You will not be able to share your own audio or video with other participants, but you will be able to submit questions in writing during the program.

Registration is required. After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email with a link to the Zoom program. 

The program is free and open to the public.

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