Landscape Tips for Rewilding Your Backyard

Join the Ewing Green Team on Monday night, April 25th at 7 pm for a fascinating look at design aesthetics and principles for planting native trees, shrubs and perennials on your property to make it more welcoming to wildlife.


According to renowned entomologist Doug Tallamy[1], a minimum of 70% native biomass is required to safeguard wildlife habitat, support biodiversity, and mitigate the effects of climate change.  How to meet that minimum threshold in our own small suburban backyards is the challenge, especially in heavily developed areas.   Plant a tree, rip out some lawn, install a rain garden, the options are plentiful.  But where to start?  Don’t let the choices overwhelm you.  In this webinar Nick D’Amato, Environmental Designer, Ornamental Horticulturalist, and owner of Gino’s Nursery in Newtown, PA, will share some approaches for rewilding your landscape and welcoming nature back to your own backyard.

Presenter: Nicholas D’Amato is the founder and owner of Gino’s Nursery, specializing in the growing and sales of plants native to the Mid-Atlantic region. Nick graduated from Delaware Valley College with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Environmental Design. While there he developed a strong passion for ecological restoration. Armed with a growing awareness of the need for native plants and the scarcity of availability he founded Gino’s Nursery to address the issue. Starting with only 10 species of Native plants they now grow and sell over 500 species and cultivars catering to both the homeowner and the wholesale trade.   And, it is close to Mercer County!!

This program is a part of the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition’s Greening Together, offering in-person and virtual events in celebration of the environment between Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Get started with rewilding your backyard by planting some natives! Take advantage of our Native Plant Sale – Offered for sale by Gino’s Nursery. Orders accepted through Wednesday, April 27th. Delivered to the Green Get Together on Saturday, April 30th (10 am – 1 pm). Click here for a printable flyer in PDF format.

Date: Monday, April 25th
Time: 7 pm
Location: Live virtual
Cost: Free and open to the public

(Pre-register here/Join on the day…)

[1] Bringing Nature Home, et al., Douglas Tallamy

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