Yards are places of opportunities – two upcoming programs will show you why

By Kristin Faurest

“A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.”
—Michael Pollan

Our yards are places of opportunity. Opportunity for us to support biodiversity; give our children the joy of seeing pollinators in action; and bring more color, texture, and variety into our everyday lives. And that also comes with less mowing — more time to enjoy nature. So when we take up that entire space with monoculture turf, that’s a major missed opportunity. It doesn’t have to be!

This weekend, Bernheim is offering two exciting educational programs to inspire you to add more nature to your yard. Friday at 6 p.m. at the University of Louisville’s Bingham Humanities building, Prof. Douglas Tallamy will give an inspiring talk called “Nature’s Best Hope” about how we all can treat our yards like miniature national parks and work together to solve the biodiversity crisis.

Then on Saturday at 10 a.m., Bernheim’s own Director of Horticulture and Sustainable Landscapes Renee Frith will follow up with something hands-on and local:  a walking tour of sustainable gardening practices at Bernheim that can easily be replicated in a residential setting. This program is part of our Savor the Season: Positive Vibes for Summer program series.

Advance registration is required for both events. For more details, visit our Event Calendar. To register, click the buttons below.

Renee Frith’s walking tour is in-person only. Dr. Tallamy’s talk is an in-person gathering with him presenting to a live audience via zoom, but guests can also opt to watch via zoom too. Doors open for Dr. Tallamy’s talk at 5:30 with a spread of complimentary locally-sourced appetizers by Amazing Graze catering, featuring ingredients from Bernheim’s Edible Garden. This event is sponsored by Limbwalker Tree Service.

Register for Nature’s Best Hope   Register for the Walking Tour with Renee Frith


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