& Recent Presentations
Upcoming workshops and presentations will be listed here, and copies of recent presentations are posted below. If you would like me to speak at an event, please contact me through the Contact page.
Recent PresentationsOlathe North High School Rain Garden Workshop
Rain garden workshop presentation, May 3, 2018. This was prepared for a stormwater education program sponsored by the Geosciences Department, part of their annual community education and outreach activities on water quality and conservation topics.Combat Climate Change in Your Own Yard:
Native Plants, Pollinators, and Water Conservation
Presentation to the Johnson County League of Women Voters April 7, 2018
This presentation discusses the impacts of urban development, habitat loss, and climate change on the health of our environment, pollinator populations that are critical to our food supply, and the health of our communities. The plants we choose for our home yards can help make a difference to support pollinators and create more resilient landscapes. Choose native plants, conserve water, and plant for pollinators.
Native Plants for the Home Garden
Platte Land Trust Native Plant Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri, September 2017
This presentation covers: How to put the right plant in the right place, Evaluating your yard and choosing plants for your conditions, Favorite native plants for the Midwest with a focus on attracting pollinators and butterflies.
Landscaping for a New Climate: Conserving Water, Wildlife, and Carbon
Community of Reason, KC, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2017
We have altered the natural landscape and our climate is now changing which is making gardening and landscaping even more challenging. So it is more important than ever to conserve water, build healthy soil, use native plants, and restore pollinator habitat to create resilient landscapes to adapt to these changing conditions. This presentation provides an introduction on how to do so.