Dan Jaffe

Author and wildflower expert Dan Jaffe gives free talk about design-less gardening.

The Burlington Garden Club presents wildflower speaker Dan Jaffe on Feb. 26, 1 p.m. in a talk titled “Design-Less Gardening: A Naturalistic Approach.” The talk is free, open to the public, and will be held at the Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street.

Jaffe is the author of “Native Plants for New England Gardens.” With years of experience in ecological horticulture, he is a photographer, teacher, and lecturer on numerous topics including pollinators, sustainable landscape practices, foraging and cultivation of edible species, and low-maintenance horticulture. Jaffe has developed a native plant horticultural database and is the manager of social media for the New England Wild Flower Society.

The Burlington Garden Club talk will discuss disregarding traditional design rules and how to adopt a new approach. Learn to evaluate sunlight, moisture, soil, and other factors to encourage a successful garden that requires less watering, fertilizing, and coddling. Jaffe teaches how to create a low maintenance garden that actively supports the environment and provides beauty for people and pollinators alike.

The Burlington Garden Club’s steadfast contribution to South Burlington includes a variety of gardens at Wheeler Nature Park and gardening initiatives including the Young Gardeners and Garden Therapy Programs. For more information, visit bgcvt.org.

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