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Cemetery as Habitat: Supporting our Ecosystem

Friday, June 26th, 12:00pm1:00pm

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pyramid cemetery meadow

Credit: Art Presson

Did you know that Green-Wood is actively converting areas of traditional lawn to naturalistic meadow plantings? We are leading the way in this new trend among cemeteries. These meadows provide wildlife habitat and other important ecosystem services— all while providing a beautiful atmosphere for visitors. Join Jenna Webster, Senior Associate at Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, to learn what it takes to make layered, dynamic plantings work within the cemetery context and understand what such plantings mean for the aesthetic traditions of memorial landscapes.

Jenna Webster is Senior Associate at Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, a firm known for naturalistic landscapes and design with native plants. She co-curates the annual New Directions in the American Landscape conference series, which received the 2017 Regional Impact Award from the New England Wildflower Society. She teaches in the certificate program at the Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware and is a trustee of the Conway School and the Crow’s Nest Research Center. Jenna holds a Masters Degree from the Conway School (a graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design) and a B.A. and M.Ed from Harvard University.

We’d love to continue to provide programming like this during the COVID crisis. Please support our work with a contribution of any size.

$5/Free for members. This conversation is part of our new series of virtual programs about the horticulture and wildlife of Green-Wood, Zooming in on Nature.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day of the program, please arrive early to test your connection.

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