THE HUMANE GARDENER: NURTURING HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE
NANCY LAWSON, AUTHOR THE HUMANE GARDENER
In this myth-busting talk, learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misperceptions about wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane, eco-friendly gardening philosophies into action by protecting nesting sites; eliminating hazards; nurturing natives; and resolving conflicts with commonly misunderstood creatures.
Nancy Lawson founded The Humane Gardener to pioneer creative planting strategies and other animal-friendly landscaping methods. A habitat consultant, nature writer, and national speaker on garden ecology, she is the author of The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. Lawson’s presentations at diverse venues—from national wildlife refuges to local wildflower preserves—have inspired even seasoned horticulturists and wildlife experts to look at their landscapes in new ways. Certified as a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and master naturalist, she partners with the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, Howard County Bee City in Maryland, and the urban wildlife department of the Humane Society of the United States. Her book, garden and website have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media outlets.