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Adventures in Sustainable Gardening with Deb Aal, Liz Evans, Nancy McCahill, and Vicki Saragoussi Phillips

Upcoming Sessions

1. Monday, March 1, 2021 17 Adar 5781

6:30 PM - 7:45 PMNOTE NEW DATE!

2. Monday, March 8, 2021 24 Adar 5781

6:30 PM - 7:45 PMNOTE NEW DATE!

3. Monday, March 15, 2021 2 Nisan 5781

6:30 PM - 7:45 PMNOTE NEW DATE!
Past Sessions
Monday, February 22, 2021 10 Adar 5781 - 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM - VIRTUAL

Adventures in Sustainable Gardening, a Green Team activity, introduces how to use your outdoor space to support and enhance the environment, enjoy doing it, and promote Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) in the process. 

With the use of photos, first hand narrative, and armed with decades of combined experience in sustainable gardening, program facilitators will pass along concepts, tips, and specific steps to help you create your own sustainable garden (large or small - it's all good!).

Time will be reserved at the end of each session for question and answers. 

Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions, but attendance is flexible and up to personal choice. 

Session Themes:

February 22      The What, Why and the Difference I can Make 
March 8             Water and Soil Concepts
March 22           Plants and Design 
April 5                The Nuts and Bolts: How to Get Started 

Register below. Please indicate, under notes, which sessions you plan to attend. If you plan to attend all sessions, simply indicate "all".  You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

 

 

Your Facilitators:

Deb Lebow Aal (left) worked for many years for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she was bombarded with information on intractable environmental issues and took to gardening as a way to heal herself and the earth, one yard at a time. She studied and received a certificate in permaculture design, a set of principles in designing with nature, and is on the Board of Directors of Wild Ones Front Range Chapter, an organization dedicated to sustainable landscaping principles and planting more native plants. Her husband, Ron, believes she needs an intervention as she reads gardening books like they’re novels.

 


 

Liz Evans was born in northern New Hampshire, where there was almost no farming (what did her great grandfather do on his farm?), and the gardening season was very short.  She worked for the Environmental Protection Agency for 31 years in several different areas as a project manager and program director.  Liz learned much about pesticides, soils, mine waste, and human health environmental exposures.  Since moving to Denver, she converted two residential yards from lawn to large expanses of hardy, low-water use plants.   She is happy to share her yard successes and tribulations with others.

Nancy McCahill, a member of Shadrach, taught school for 30 years.  After her retirement, Nancy became a master gardener in Douglas County through Colorado State University.  Nancy continues to support this program and is also a landscaping chair at her townhome development, where she has resided for the past five years.  She is passionate about plants and enjoys gardening both inside and outside of her home.   Nancy has a particular interest in the unique, symbiotic relationship between plants and people.

 

 

Vicki Saragoussi Phillips, member of Havurah Ruach, is a passionate and wholistic gardener, outdoor educator and explorer. In addition to her love of communing with the outdoors, Vicki’s career in education included positions as a wilderness leader, outdoor instructor and science teacher for youth, most recently managing on site exploration and environmental science programs at Denver Botanic Gardens. Vicki has enthusiastically guided young people as they appreciate and connect with the natural world.

 

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