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Via_Climate and Sustainability Webinars #3: Regenerative Landscaping - Shared screen with speaker view
Sara Via
04:40
Hi everyone, welcome to the webinar, Regenerative Landscaping! We will start at 3:30. Thanks! Sara
Sara Via
09:01
Hi everyone, I just muted everybody. If you want to say something, you can put it in the chat. Thanks!
Sara Via
15:02
If you have a question during the webinar, type it in the chat. We’ll see it!!
Robin Gray
17:28
We (or at least I) can see you
Sharon Davlin
17:51
I see you too!
Marilyn Reedy
18:24
I see you and the screen.
Joyce Breiner
36:56
Electric lawn equipment is taking off in popularity! :) Not that we need traditional lawns
Lore Rosenthal
37:54
The city of Greenbelt has set a policy to replace all landscape equipment (leaf blowers, weed wackers) to rechargeable electric, at the end of life-cycle.
Elvia Thompson
38:16
Leaf blowers are ridiculous. What happened to rakes? And the leaf blowers put the leaves & cuttings into the street so they can clog up the storm drains.
Colie Young
41:30
This is brilliant!
Elisabeth Hoffman
42:16
one of my fav slides too
Sarah Lesher
43:02
Montgomery County now encouraging lawn alternatives.
Elisabeth Hoffman
43:15
Columbia needs to rewrite homeowner rules
Tracey Manning
43:36
This is so compelling, all the work/money/emissions for negligible benefit.
KIM DRAKE
43:37
Thank you for your comments! We apologize we won't be able to respond to 'hands up', please put your question or comment in the Chat, Thank you!
Joyce Breiner
43:39
Also supports pollinator habitat (natives from last slide
Deborah Cohn
43:45
what strategies have people found successful in encouraging neighbors to remove turf and replace with a biodiverse landscape
Joyce Breiner
44:52
re strategies: The Montgomery County Rainscapes program
Joyce Breiner
47:07
Eco Lawn Seed - low maintenance https://www.wildflowerfarm.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=20
Sharon Davlin
49:28
What about mixes for steep slopes?
Elvia Thompson
49:44
And this is for shade?
Gerie Bell
49:55
Yes, it does... loooks great!!
Marilyn Reedy
50:29
Am I correct in saying Micro Clover is trainable to what height it will grow once mowed several times?
Joyce Breiner
50:46
Elvia - I think it will work anywhere. I've seen eco lawn in full sun
Lore Rosenthal
51:04
Putting Lawn Mimic in the chat for future reference.
Joyce Breiner
51:21
Is Lawn Mimic a brand name? Can't find it on web search
Sharon Davlin
51:54
I'm overseeding lawn with microclover and it doesn't get more than 2 inches high.
Ann Jackson
56:58
Hi Elvia-I see your garden here!
KIM DRAKE
58:41
all set
Ann Bhatt
59:00
where can I get a copy of the presentations
Gerie Bell
01:00:34
My first time here.. in your previous webinars, do you sspeak to City suggestions? Small yards.. not wanting to keep mowing.. and I do use only electric mower
Joyce Breiner
01:02:52
Do the Lawn Mimic plants have deep roots?
Elvia Thompson
01:03:16
It’s at our Annapolis Green office, State Circle & Maryland Avenue.
Wendy Howard
01:06:05
s there a good list of native perennials somewhere that the novice can go for research of what might work best in my yard?
Sarah Lesher
01:06:37
I’ve read that many “native seed” mixes are full of cheap invasive non-natives. Suggestions?
Ann Hackeling
01:07:31
Try googling the Home and Garden Information Center of MD. Lots of resources for Pollinator gardens. Even garden templates for a variety of conditions.
Christa Carignan
01:07:34
Wendy, check out the Home & Garden Information Center for native plant info. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/native-plants
Sarah Lesher
01:08:15
Where get violet seed? plants? I’ve been looking for years.
Tracey Manning
01:08:57
I transplanted violets from other places on my property into a bed, and they're growing beautifully.
Wendy Howard
01:09:16
Thanks Christa and Ann!
KIM DRAKE
01:09:47
Be sure to research natives local to you (if you are outside of the mid-Atlantic.
Robin Gray
01:09:51
There is a Chesapeake Chapter of the national group Wild Ones for native plant gardeners. Members learn from each other and share plants.
Ken L
01:10:50
The Native Plant Center (by the US Fish and Wildlife Service) at http://www.nativeplantcenter.net/ has a great list of native plants and their characteristics
Judy Sheldon
01:11:34
What kind of paper is used?
Robin Gray
01:12:25
Many good resources out there for native plants. Some are overwhelming... a favorite of mine is a booklet, Planting for Wildlife in Northern Virginia published by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. It actually lists WHICH species use a given plant, which is kind of cool.
KIM DRAKE
01:12:25
For paper, search: Paper Weed Barrier
KIM DRAKE
01:12:30
there are several brands
Wendy Hall
01:16:25
AS far as ecotypes, I imagine that there is as much, or nearly as much variation in local areas in MD as PA (for example). MD coast isn’t like MD mountains. So, how to find ecoregion rather than state-specific cultivars?
Ann Bhatt
01:16:43
can you share a list of deep rooted natives
Gerie Bell
01:18:27
deep-rooted perennial grasses or plants in small city yard with gas pipe, drain pipes underneath?? Will the roots be an issue?
Robin Gray
01:19:24
Another free resource, specific to Chesapeake watershed:https://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/pdf/NativePlantsforWildlifeHabitatandConservationLandscaping.pdf
Elvia Thompson
01:20:13
Annapolis Green is doing this! Finding the veggies is a scavenger hunt!
Joyce Breiner
01:21:28
https://www.incredibleedible.org.uk/ "If you Eat, You're In" Foodscaping - worldwide map of communities doing this
KIM DRAKE
01:21:30
The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden, Bree Arthur
Colie Young
01:23:47
Can you recommend something that will grow under a deck on a hill — (almost no sun)?
Robin Ritterhoff
01:24:14
Small pepper plants make a great front border in my small downtown Bethesda yard - I’ve got about a dozen ‘Fish’ peppers, beautiful variegated leaves & great hot peppers. A half dozen ‘Burgundy’ Okra plants are very ornamental on the other side of my front walk, with ‘Bright Lights’ Swiss chard in front of it, alternating with parsley. My only problem with these is competing with the bunnies for the parsley.
Robin Gray
01:27:22
Are the veggies and grain plants as beneficial to birds and insects as the natives?
Robin Gray
01:29:36
Sara, thank you for sharing all these thoughts and great examples. Many exciting possibilities and it really gets the wheels turning! Another community possibility: planting natives along power line cuts.
Amy Johanson
01:30:49
Herring Run Nursery in Baltimore is a great resilience for native plants https://bluewaterbaltimore.org/herring-run-nursery/
Amy Johanson
01:31:07
*resource
CHRISTINA chambreau
01:31:25
When overseeing, do you need to water a lot to get them started?
Gerie Bell
01:32:27
Thank you SO much Sara.... Very, very glad I was here!! Gotta find your earlier webcasts.. they probably speak to some of my city (Baltimore) concerns.... plus, I can easily get low on energy.. gotta start slow, I realize!
CHRISTINA chambreau
01:32:30
but does not vinegar also kill microbiome and fungi?
Christa Carignan
01:33:41
Lawn Alternatives
Rich White
01:33:44
In addition to the site preparation is TIMING. Cool season grasses and perennials grow underground storing energy for future growth during the winter. Fall is the time to do this. Timing is very important. Weeds will be much more a problem if you work the lawn in the Spring.
Christa Carignan
01:33:57
Lawn Alternatives, https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-alternatives
CHRISTINA chambreau
01:34:49
Add tick repellent plants to the mix!
Sally London
01:34:57
I live in Loudoun County. For native plants check out Watermark Woods Native Plants in Hamilton, VA. Julie Bourneman, the owner, is a Master Gardener and is accredited by many associations. She gives talks as well. It's a beautiful drive out to the countryside in Loudoun.
Robin Gray
01:35:36
I love Watermark Woods! Out near Purcellville.
Kathy Morris
01:35:59
In Kentucky Dropseed Nursery is a good native resource
Wendy Howard
01:36:39
thanks Sara and all for the resources
Abdelrahim Salih
01:37:01
Thank you
Rich White
01:37:18
Sara, please include the text/chat in your follow-up notes. Thanks
Sharon Davlin
01:37:59
Thanks again, very informative and encouraging.
Elvia Thompson
01:38:12
You so right, Sara.
Robin Gray
01:38:24
Online sources for natives: Izel and Prairie Moon
Wendy Hall
01:38:43
Blue water Baltimore sells native plants at Herring Run Nursery in Baltimore. Great selection!
Tracey Manning
01:38:45
Thank you, Sara!
Kathie Benson
01:38:48
See you next time. Thank you
Ann Hackeling
01:38:54
Thank you! Appreciate your creating
Ann Hackeling
01:39:00
awareness
Jill Breen
01:39:42
Thank you.
Gerie Bell
01:39:54
Can I get video copies of your past webinars, Sara??
Vycke Horback
01:39:55
Thanks for another great webinar. Inspiring and energizing! Just what we need during these challenging times!!!
Gerie Bell
01:40:28
Wonderful....
Sarah Lesher
01:41:11
Roundup IS said to damage soils!
Gerie Bell
01:41:34
Roundup damages everything!
Sarah Lesher
01:42:56
No we can’t unmute ourselves