Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants with Debbie Roos
Visit www.carolinapollinatorgarden.org to view more photos of all the plants and wildlife in the Pollinator Paradise Garden.
Debbie will discuss guidelines for landscaping with native plants and highlight some favorite trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, and grasses that benefit pollinators, birds, mammals, and other wildlife.
Triad NCNPS chapter members will receive the Zoom meeting invitation via the chapter listserv or the chapter groups.io list. Otherwise, please register here. All are welcome!!!
Since 1999 Debbie Roos has been an Agriculture Agent for the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension (we say the best extension agent in the world!!) where she is responsible for programming in the areas of commercial vegetable production, organic production, pollinator conservation, alternative agricultural enterprises, forestry, and beekeeping. Debbie worked for three years as an agroforestry Extension agent and technical trainer for the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, and later completed graduate degrees in applied anthropology and horticulture at the University of Florida.
Debbie delivers educational programming to growers through regular workshops and her award-winning Growing Small Farms website (www.growingsmallfarms.org). Debbie is passionate about pollinator conservation and has planted demonstration habitats and developed resources to teach others about the importance of bees and other Native thistles provide tremendously valuable resources for lots of bees and other pollinators. Unlike some non-native thistles that spread by rhizomes, none of our native species are invasive.
pollinators to our agriculture ecosystem. In 2019 Debbie received the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award as the Wildlife Conservationist of the Year from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Visit her pollinator website at www.carolinapollinatorgarden.