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CANCELED: Eco-Friendly Garden Coach Brainstorm
Saturday, July 13, 1-3 p.m.

Instructor: Karen Bussolini

When you don't love your garden or it's just too much work, putting your finger on what the problem might be isn't always easy, but it's the first step toward garden happiness. Maybe it's bad pruning (or none at all - because it's too scary to start), site problems, awkward spaces, erosion, shade, dry or wet soil, wrong plant for the place, too few plants or too many, eyesores, lack of color, high maintenance, or maybe you're just bored. Perhaps you would like to attract more birds, support pollinators, create a butterfly garden or learn environmentally beneficial ways to garden, but don't know where to start.

Karen will show "Before and After" photos of gardens she worked on with homeowners in her capacity as an eco-friendly garden coach. It always helps to look at your garden with fresh eyes, so she will talk through her thought process when encountering a new property. Then we'll look at some "Befores" for interactive brainstorming to get creative juices flowing. The session will be fun, friendly and informative - all ideas welcome.

Karen Bussolini is a lifelong hands-on organic gardener and lover of nature. Trained as a painter and well-schooled in the art of seeing, her garden photography, talks and writing reflect the world seen through her artist's eye. She has photographed six books, including "The Homeowner's Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook", "The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard" and "Elegant Silvers", which she also co-authored. Karen's photo-rich talks have people laughing and learning from coast to coast. Her email newsletter, "Eco-Friendly News, Views, Clues and How-To's" and her garden coaching practice teach homeowners how to create healthy yards that are resilient and full of life, diversity and delight. Learn more about her at www.karenbussolini.com.