Gardening with Native Plants

Speakers: Lorraine Johnson
Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St N
Kitchener ON  N2H 2H1
Room: Theater (Lower level)

Lorraine will be presenting an inspirational slide talk on Gardening  with Native Plants. Whatever your conditions—sun, shade, or somewhere in between—there are beautiful, low-maintenance native plants that will create wildlife-friendly habitat for pollinators...and gorgeous gardens!


Lorraine Johnson is a Toronto-based writer and editor whose numerous books focus on environmental issues, particularly as they relate to gardening. Her most recent book is 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants, just published by Douglas & McIntyre. She also writes about urban agriculture; her book City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing explores the ways in which people are reimagining cities as productive places. Lorraine is past president of the North American Native Plant Society, active in the community gardening movement, and a passionate advocate for urban tree preservation. She edits the magazine Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly, teaches a native plant ecosystems course at York University, and is a patron of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Previous books she has written include Tending the Earth: A Gardener’s ManifestoGrow WildThe New Ontario Naturalized GardenThe Real Dirt (on composting, coauthored with Mark Cullen); and Green Future.

These programs are a joint initiative of the Kitchener Horticultural Society and the Kitchener Public Library.

There is no charge for admission but your generous support is appreciated.