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Check out our latest newsletter and 2018 Calendar of events!

The Takoma Horticultural Club Presents

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


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 website: www.takomahort.org/membership

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!

The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening. You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation! To join, simply follow the instructions.

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