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The Takoma Horticultural Club Presents
RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 20
Successful and Sustainable Gardening in a Changing Climate
Speaker: Dr. Sara Via
Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm
Historic Takoma, Inc., 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912
NOTE: DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THIS MEETING IS RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 20.
Climate change is our new reality. Increasing temperatures have led to longer, warmer winters and hotter summers.
Spring now comes earlier, impacting plants and the species with which they interact. Warmer winters have increased
the overwintering survival of many herbivores, weeds and diseases and have also led to range expansion in key insect
pests. Night temperatures are increasing faster than daytime ones, affecting chill hours and many aspects of plant
growth. These diverse effects of climate change have significant impacts on gardens and home landscapes. Learning
some strategies for adapting to climate change and adopting climate-friendly gardening strategies will both improve
gardening success and act to reduce future climate change.
Dr. Sara Via moved to the University of Maryland as Professor of Biology in 1997 after holding faculty positions
at the University of Iowa and Cornell University. Since 2014, she has been teaching Marylanders about climate change
impacts and solutions through the University of Maryland Extension. Sara has worked extensively with the Maryland
Master Gardeners, recently establishing the Climate Change and Gardening Extension Team, whose members will teach
others about the effects of climate change in the garden. In 2016, Sara began to work on soil health and started to
introduce Marylandís farmers to the impacts of climate change.
Please bring a snack to share, wear a recycled name tag and ask a friend to join you.
This event is free and open to the public.
You are welcome to join or renew your membership by bringing a $12 check. Membership forms can be found on our
The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park
and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s
County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests
and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our
THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners,
an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips.
Although many of our events are open to the public, more than
half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and
increase your gardening pleasure!
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