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Give your Edible Plants a Break with Biodiversity
August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Transform your yard into a hot spot of biodiversity. Dive into the science behind minimizing the impacts of pests in your edible garden. Gain a better understanding of how biodiversity serves as enablers for rare species, plant and animal communities, predator-prey interactions and their importance for gardeners. Join us to learn how to build habitats and micro habitats in your yard.
Speaker, Bill Bilodeau of St. Petersburg is a retired landscape gardener and designer and a past president of the Pinellas Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. He was a founder of the permaculture group Gaia’s Guardians and a co-founder of the Eco-Village Garden formerly known as the Faith House Garden, a popular urban agriculture demonstration garden in existence for over seven years. Currently Bill is the vice-president of SUAC, the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Coalition, whose mission is to promote and support urban agriculture in southern Pinellas County