The Garden Club of Teaneck invites the public to learn about Sustainable Gardening – eco-friendly lawn care, composting, recycling leaves (a nationwide program called “Leave the Leaves”),sustainable horticultural practices and more – from Elaine Silverstein, certified by the NYBG as a Sustainable Landscape Manager. Her presentation will be highly interactive.
“All of our suburban individual backyard properties IS the environment What we do in our backyards has a huge impact on the quality of our air, water, and soil and on the world we will pass on to our children.”
City girl Elaine once had over 200 houseplants in her NY apartment! Some 30 years ago, in Maine, she learned how a forest is put together, and was hooked. When she moved to Bergen County, by trial and error and reading a lot of books, she gradually created a native forest in her backyard (see above).
“Then I went to school and learned the practical skills I now use to help other people do the same thing [create sustainable landscapes]”.
Author of the column “Backyard Environmentalist” (Glen Rock Gazette and on northjersey.com), she blogs about gardening, nature, and sustainability at
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Rodda Center (Multipurpose room 2B), 250 Colonial Court (enter from Palisades Avenue), Teaneck, NJ.
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