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Gardening for Nature’s Intricate Web Webinar hosted by Mountain Top Arboretum

Written By Editor on 12/12/22 | 12/12/22

Cost of Admission: Free WEBINAR.  

Pre-registration is required and opens mid-December. 

Author, photographer, and landscape designer Carolyn Summers will present an informative  review of current research that reveals the many ways in which native plants form the basis of  the food web that supports a healthy, pollinator-rich landscape. Her lecture covers ways to  minimize harm from exotic plants, including the use of native substitutes for a wide variety of  traditional styles. Examples of striking, unusual native plants used in formal settings will be  provided along with naturalistic styles to explore the full design potential of northeastern native  flora.  

Carolyn Summers is the author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East. Most recently,  her photographs grace the pages of a new book, The Pollinator Victory Garden, by friend and  colleague Kim Eierman. After completing her BSLA (Landscape Architecture) degree at CCNY, she  began an atypical career with the Trust for Public Land, producing an open space report for the  Harbor Herons Project that has guided preservation efforts to create an urban wildlife refuge on  Staten Island. Ms. Summers continued environmental work with New York City’s Department of  Environmental Protection as the agency’s first Director of Natural Resources, including  implementation of a new native plants policy for all agency construction/restoration projects.  Following her work with New York City, she came to the Natural Resources Defense Council,  initiating a regional project to preserve and restore wildlife habitat and public access in the New  York-New Jersey Bight. Ms Summers is currently an adjunct professor for Go Native U, a joint  project of Westchester Community College’s Continuing Ed Program and The Native Plant Center  (based at Westchester Community College). She and her husband have recently opened their  country home, Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve (, for public tours so  that designers, gardeners and homeowners will be inspired by the beauty of native plants in both  garden and natural settings to create more of the same. 


We would love your help with greeting visitors or gardening. Find more information  on our website

LOCATION: Webinar hosted by Mountain Top Arboretum

DATE: Saturday, January 14, 2023 TIME: 10:00 to 11:15am 

EMAIL: PHONE: 518-589-3903 


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