Living Mulch: Harnessing the Power of Native Plants as Ground Covers
Monday, March 25th, 5:00 pm
Education Annex, Humes Preserve
345 Oyster Bay Rd, Locust Valley
Led by Missy Fabel, Ecological Landscape Designer, Westchester County
Traditional mulching methods have long been the go-to for gardeners and landscapers, but what if there’s a more sustainable and ecologically beneficial alternative right beneath our feet? Explore the use of native ground covers as an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional mulch. Native ground covers enhance biodiversity, foster ecosystem health and minimize long-term maintenance. Missy will demonstrate the best practices for adding this crucial layer to all areas of the landscape, from sun to shade, wet to dry, foundation plantings, garden beds and natural areas.
This event is free, but advanced registration is required! If you register and are unable to attend, please contact us at 516-922-1028 or [email protected], as this will help us register those on the waiting list.
Missy Fabel, Ecological Landscape Designer, Westchester County
Missy Fabel is an ecological landscape designer & horticulturist with more than ten years of experience. With a deep understanding of native plants, horticulture and ecological design principles Missy creates and sustains naturalistic planting designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally beneficial. Currently, she is the ecological landscape manager of private estates in Westchester and Orange counties as well as a free-lance native plant designer and consultant servicing several clients in Westchester, NY. Missy has a certificate in Field Botany from the New York Botanical Gardens and a certificate in Designing with Native Plants from the Native Plant Center, where she also teaches and is a Steering Committee member.
Monday, March 25th, 5:00 pm – Learn how to integrate ground cover into all areas of your landscape.Education Annex, Humes Preserve [email protected]