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Tuesday at 10: March 21, 2023 “Grounded and Surrounded: Soft Landings”
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Category: Annual Events & Programs


"Grounded and Surrounded: Soft Landings"

Speaker:  Leslie Pilgrim

Soft landings are diverse native plantings under keystone trees (or any other regionally appropriate native trees). These plantings provide critical shelter and habitat for one or more life cycle stages of moths, butterflies, and beneficial insects such as bumble bees, fireflies, lacewings, and beetles. In addition to plants, soft landings also include leaf litter, duff, and plant debris. Learn about the critical importance of soft landings and how to incorporate more of these types of plantings into your own landscape. 

Leslie Pilgrim is a conservation gardener, writer, artist, market researcher, businessperson, founder of Neighborhood Greening, editor of the publications The Butterfly Effect, Wild Ones Reflections, and Life in the Anthropocene, and the former co-president of Wild Ones Twin Cities. She is an involved community member with a deep passion for helping rescue our rapidly deteriorating environment. In addition to an accounting degree and an MBA, Leslie has a certificate in ecological restoration and a Watershed Technician certification, both from the University of Minnesota. She is also currently working her way through the Native Plant Trust's Native Plant Certification Program. 

"Tuesdays at 10" is a free Members-Only Educational Series of Virtual Lectures. Registration is required for each session. These events will be recorded and available to watch for just 2 weeks following the lecture.

Click here to register.

 The deadline to register March 18. This event is free. Maximum number of attendees is 100.

Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. Plan to join 5 minutes before the start of the event. Questions can be submitted via chat box and will be read to speaker by the HPS/MAG moderator. Please note that all participants will be muted for the duration of the event.

Important Info regarding registration: Please make sure you hit the "finish" button after registering on-line. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then the registration process was not completed.

Contact: Stephen Rifici [email protected]