April 27, 2017
  • The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity

    April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Lower Dauphin High School, 201 S Hanover St, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA

    An evening with Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke, co-authors of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity
    presented by Manada Conservancy & the Appalachian Audubon Society

    The richness of life in any landscape is linked to the richness of its layers. Using chickadees and other wildlife as guides we will explore how layers of native plants evolved with local wildlife. Join us as we learn to enhance our ability to see these layers and to create them in our own landscapes. Manada Conservancy is privileged to present two of the nation’s leading authorities on the interplay of design, native plants and wildlife.

    6-6:30: Doors Open/Visit Local Environmental Groups’ Displays
    6:30-7: Rick Darke - Layers
    7-8:00: Doug Tallamy - Relationships & Biology
    8-8:15: Break
    8:15-9:00: Darke - Putting it all into practice
    9-10:00: Meet the Authors/Book Signing & Visit Displays

    Doug Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and author of the award winning book, “Bringing Nature Home.” He is a much sought after speaker and has inspired many with his compelling message on the importance of gardening with native plants in order to provide vital habitat to sustain local wildlife.

    Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant, author, lecturer, and photographer based in Pennsylvania who blends art, ecology and cultural geography in the creation and conservation of livable landscapes. His vast experience includes 20 years serving on the staff at Longwood Gardens. In addition, Darke has served as a horticultural consultant for numerous diverse public landscapes nationwide.

    *** Manda Conservancy, and The Appalachian Audubon Society are pleased to offer (4) Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) Continuing Education Credits (CEU) to Landscaping and Gardening Professionals. This program is accredited through Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association. There will be a $25 fee for those interested in receiving credit. If interested, please contact the Manada Conservancy office at (717) 566-4122.

    This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

    Sponsored by:
    Fleet Repair Solutions, Quittapahilla Audubon Society
    Ernst Conservation Seeds, Friends of Wildwood, Johnson Duffie, West Shore Elks #2257
    Hanoverdale Agway, Highland Gardens, Penn-Cumberland Garden Club, Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County, Wheel of Life Personal Fitness, Yellow Breeches Watershed Association

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April 29, 2017
  • Manada Conservancy's 17 Annual Spring Native Plant Sale

    April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Boro Park, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA

    Join us for Manada Conservancy's 17th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale featuring regional native plant vendors, art vendors, live music and refreshments!
    Saturday, April 29th 10am to 3pm (Manada members only from 8am to 10am)
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    Shop our online pre-sale for native perennials, trees and shrubs now through April 15th!

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