Green Speaker Series to be held at Towson Library

              This fall, an innovative series of “Green” programs will be presented by the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) and the Friends of the Towson Library.  All three programs are free to the public. On Saturday, September 22 at
2 PM, the first green presentation, “Native Plants for Containers,” will feature a demonstration on how to design and use native plants in container gardening.

In this presentation, Leigh Barnes, a local garden container expert and owner of Companion Plantings, will demonstrate good design methods that use native plants in attractive container gardens.  It will also feature Rob Jenkins, Manager of the Herring Run Nursery, who will offer his own tips on using native plants in containers and explain why using native plants is essential to Maryland’s butterflies, birds and bees. Herring Run Nursery is operated by Blue Water Baltimore, an organization whose mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities.

The GTA Green series will be held at the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Library in the Meeting Room on the basement level.  The September 22 program will run from 2 PM – 3:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

The fall series will continue in October with “Lessons for Towson: Good Urban Design Equals Green Design” on Thursday evening, October 18.  In this session, GTA member and architect Beth Miller will share a green vision for Towson which could improve everyone’s daily quality of life.  Then on Sunday, December 9, Nancy Lawson, author of The Humane Gardener, will discuss how to cultivate compassion for all creatures through landscaping practices that are sensitive to the environment and wildlife.

Green Towson Alliance is a non-profit coalition of  volunteers in the Towson area.  GTA works to make Towson neighborhoods healthy and green by planting trees, cleaning up streams, protecting mature canopy trees and working with local and state officials to encourage green open space in Towson’s communities.

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