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Balancing Natives and Exotics in the Garden

  • 03/02/2013
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Key School, Annapolis
Event:  Author Rick Darke "Balancing Natives and Exotics in the Garden”
When:  Saturday, March 2.  Registration and refreshments at 10 am, 90 minute presentation begins at 11 am. Coffee and pastries served prior to the talk and afterward books by Darke will available for purchase and can be autographed from 12:45- 2 p.m.
Where:  The Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, Free parking. 
Registration: Online at  or print and send a registration form to Unity Gardens, P.O. Box 6310, Annapolis, MD 21401 Cost per ticket: $55 (a portion of the ticket is tax deductible).  Unity Gardens Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Contact Information:  Contact or Barbara Dowling at (410) 703-7530.
Rick Darke’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Garden Design, Gardens Illustrated, and on National Public Radio. He is the author and photographer of many books, including The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest, The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes, andThe Wild Garden: Expanded Edition. His works blend art, ecology, and cultural geography in the design and management of livable landscapes. Darke’s popular books and presentations are enjoyed by everyone from fledgling garden enthusiasts and nature lovers to master gardeners, educators, community groups, planners and residents.
The event is sponsored by Unity Gardens, a non-profit organization that encourages neighborhoods, churches, schools, scout troops and community organizations to embark on greening projects by providing grants up to $1000. A portion of the ticket price will support the work of Unity Gardens and is tax-deductible. 

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