Online Program - Tuesday, January 19th - Heather Holm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7 pm

We are pleased to present our January program online, however, we will be limited to 100 participants. This presentation will not be recorded, so if you would like to participate you will need to pre-register. Click here to register on Eventbrite. Thank you!

Restoring Ecosystem Functionality and Biodiversity

Heather Holm
Award-winning Author

How can humans benefit from green infrastructure and ecological landscape restorations? Heather will discuss ways we can achieve a sustainable coexistence with the rest of life on earth. Models of restorative landscaping including residential and community opportunities will be highlighted as well as thoughtful plant selection, ecosystem functionality, and how biodiversity can be maximized. A focus on pollinator habitat and outcomes, troubleshooting and monitoring of restorations, and funding opportunities will also be included in the presentation.

Heather spends much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, was published in 2014, and her latest book, Bees, published in 2017, has won six book awards including the 2018 American Horticultural Society Book Award. Heather's expertise includes the interactions between native bees and native plants, and the natural history and biology of native bees occurring in the upper Midwest and Northeast.


If you missed our Annual Membership Meeting in November, you can see the WOTC Year in Review presentation here, and videos of the three Art and Nature presentations below. Thank you!

Art & Nature – Naturally - Pt1 
Richard Bonk, MandalArt

Art & Nature – Naturally - Pt2 
Marilyn Jones, WOTC Native Plant Signs

Art & Nature – Naturally - Pt3 
Holley Wlodarczyk, Garden Variety Art