Friday, August 3, 2012

Bringing Nature Home with Doug Tallamy at Lincoln University in Jefferson City

Doug Tallamy, best known for his book ‘Bringing Nature Home’ will be at Lincoln University in Jefferson City on Thursday, August 30, 2012. He will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes; emphasize the benefits of designing gardens with these roles in mind and how to sustain wildlife and native pollinators with native plants.

Dr. Tallamy’s presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on campus at Scruggs University Center, 819 Chestnut Drive. Parking will be at Dickinson Research Center, 1219 Chestnut and shuttles will run from 8:15 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. to bring participants to the event. Shuttles will also be provided at the end of the event around 12:30 p.m.

Immediately after the talk, a special Missouri Prairie Foundation/Grow Native transplanting ceremony will take place, followed by a book-signing.  During the signing, visitors will have the opportunity to taste appetizers prepared with native edible plants and take tours at the Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory on campus next to Allen and Foster Halls. 

The event is sponsored by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension’s Native Plants Program in collaboration with the Missouri Prairie Foundation and Missouri Wildflowers Nursery.

Cost is $10.00 to the general public and $5.00 for adults 65 and older.  There is no charge for University students with a valid ID.  

To register, make check payable to ‘Lincoln University’ and mail to:
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
Native Plants Program c/o Ms. Shirley Downing
900 Chestnut Street
Allen Hall Room 102
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Add ‘Tallamy Lecture’ to the memo section.  Because seating will be limited, please register in advance.  Check should be postmarked no later than August 15, 2012.  Students who wish to participate need to call or send name and contact information by email to reserve a seat.

If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please contact Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall at (573) 681-5392.

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