You are Invited to a Fundraiser
for Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH
Saturday, September 30th @ 2:00 p.m.
Location: 627 Route 1, York, Maine (in the Eldredge Building)
Doug Tallamy, an award winning author and ecologist will be giving a free presentation on whether ‘alien’ plants are all bad. Dr. Tallamy has an impressive background in ecology. He is a Post-Doctoral fellow in Entomology, M.S. and Ph.D. in Entomology, and B.S. in Biology. He is Professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, is actively doing research, has published a wide variety of papers and is the author of “Bringing Nature Home” and co-author of “The Living Landscape”.
Are “Alien” Plants “Bad”?
The expense of fightng alien plant invasions and the unpopularity of restricting the sale of ornamental invasives have motivated several public figures to question the wisdom of continuing to battle invasive plants. After all, they argue, if an alien plant helps a particular butterfly, bird, or bee, why not embrace it? Using data from several studies, Tallamy answers this and related questions, showing that we can determine the overall impact of alien plants on our ecosystems only by comparing what is gained from their use with what is lost when they replace native plant communities. Introduced plants are not the ecological equivalents of the native plants they displace because they do not support the diverse and stable food webs that run our ecosystems. Exchanging plants that support all of our animal diversity for plants that support only a few species is ecologically indefensible.
Use the button below to sign up. This is a free seminar, but a Free Will Donation will be appreciated – all funds to benefit Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH.
“Making Insects: A Guide to Restoring the Little Things That Run the World”
A Second Seminar by Doug Tallamy
to be held in Durham, NH
Sunday, October 1st @ 1:00 p.m.
Location: Thompson Center of Applied Sciences at UNH, Durham, NH
Insect populations have declined 45% globally since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we build landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on? Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our atitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.
For the October 1st seminar, please make reservations directly with Bedrock Gardens, Lee, NH, at www.bedrockgardens.org. Tickets are best ordered in advance. Please see information on the Bedrock Gardens website.
Please do not miss this opportunity to hear two most engaging presentations with an opportunity to learn how we ourselves can be part of improving our ecosystem and environment.Click for printable version
Space is limited, so please make reservations
Use the form or call 207.363.3004
Thank you once again for a wonderful, interesting and enlightening seminar. Paul Burlingame was so informative and passionate about organic chocolate and seemed to enjoy every minute of his sharing with us. Shall think of him whenever I might be tempted to indulge in the lesser chocolate – anything that is not organic. Do plan to give some cacao buds for Valentine’s Day. Thank you to you & Eldredge Lumber for this wonderful no-cost day of education & fun. Have a great Valentine’s Day.Gail
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts in bringing interesting and informative seminars to Atlantic Design Center. Your speakers are well versed and enjoyable. Keep up the good work.Mary MacLean
Thank you so much for the marvelous variety of presentations you’ve arranged for our community. I’m a newcomer to York but so far I have thoroughly enjoyed the Orchid and the A. Armstrong music seminar last Saturday.Lilane McGee
We really enjoyed Ed Webster’s lecture and visiting your beautiful design center! Keep up the great marketing efforts with lectures & educational seminars! Thanks again.Rhonda Stacey Coyle
Deborah Agrella, July 2011
I will be attending your Gilding Seminar and am truly looking forward to it. I attended your flower arranging class and loved it!! This will also give me an opportunity to shop at Eldredge which I always enjoy.
I hope you continue your fine work of bringing talented artists to present their skills, knowledge and advice. It brings our community together, provides an opportunity to learn something new and share an enjoyable time with friendly people.
Also the raffle you hold to help the Coastal Clovers 4-H Club provides attendees with an opportunity to support a very worthwhile organization. The prizes you offer the lucky winners are things they can take home and really enjoy.
Susan Oliver Whitney, November 2014
Thank you for a fabulous and informative lecture. I learned a lot. Dennis was very personable and very prepared. What a pleasure. The sautéed mushroom dish was delicious as well and a treat.
I sautéed the mushrooms which I purchased last night with an organic piece of steak. They were phenomenal. I can’t wait to visit the farm sometime this winter. I will become a customer for sure.
Matt Perla, April 2016
My friends and I enjoyed the seminar on Thursday very much. Brigitte was an exceptional speaker and I absolutely love the e-cloth. I bought the 8 pack and have been using it all over my house with amazing results. I think it’s wonderful that you and Atlantic Design Center run these seminars!
Terrific lawn care related seminar. Speakers were very generous with their information and time. Five stars out of five stars. Thank you.Susan
It was a wonderful seminar. He (Thomas Berger) is such a professional, a delight to listen to. Thanks for this informative afternoon.Kay Rogan Moore
Please know that all the hard work you obviously do to present these free seminars to the community, is greatly appreciated. From the notification in advance, to the wonderful topics and presenters, the great food, sense of community, question and answers and, above all, your smiling and warm welcome. Eldredge must and should be very proud of you. We have learned so much over the last few annual seminar periods. We have attended nearly all since we first discovered them and were very sad to have to miss the couple we did….like the chocolate and cookie ones. And how clever you are…such a great way to bring us all to Eldredge to shop. I live in Ogunquit and truly appreciated the seminar on organic lawn care. The staff were very informative and supportive. They gave me the encouragement to do my own lawn and we will be at your door from the time we take a sample of soil next spring, to the purchasing of all the needed supplies to bring our lawn and garden back to life, in a healthy, organic way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We would love for you, Ms Claesson, to share this email with the “Powers -to-be” at Eldredge. Without you, this wouldn’t be the tremendous success it is.
We have met new friends through this seminar, learned more about the community, met staff at Eldredge we didn’t know and even found the right tiles for our bathroom renovation while we were there.
Although we are unable to attend this up and coming seminar, we look forward to the next, and the next, and so on. Thank you again for all you do. It surely does not go unnoticed. See you soon.