Last night Landscape Designer Tina Yotka presented “Sustainable Gardening for Homeowners” here at the library. About 25 people attended, so it seems that there is definite interest here in Jefferson about learning to use natural resources, sustainable alternatives, and working with Mother Nature in the garden.
Tina provided lots of interesting and educational handouts to program attendees, and answered many questions following the presentation, which included a Power Point presentation of some of the beautiful and self-sustaining gardens Tina has designed.
For those of you who missed it, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service will present a similar program here on June 30 at 3 p.m. In the summer of 2009, a rain barrel education program was developed by Rutgers as part of its expansion of the Stormwater Management in Your Backyard program for homeowners. The “Water-Wise Gardening” program here at the library will focus on working WITH rain and stormwater in your garden and yard. You will be doing something good for the environment by learning about building, installing and using rain barrels. You’ll also learn about rain gardens, roof gardens, and sustainable gardening in your home garden.