Plant Choices – native, nativar, exotic, or invasive?

Speaker(s): Cathy Kavassalis
Date: Tuesday March 9, 2021
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
On-line virtual event using Zoom


Do you know what’s growing in your gardens? As gardeners review the growth of plants this spring at home and at vacation properties, Cathy Kavassalis asks us to look carefully at those plants that are now listed as 'invasive' in our region and to consider replacing them. Learn why and what alternatives are available.

Cathy has assembled a list of resources that are referenced during her talk. Click here to view the PDF.


Cathy_Kavassalis.jpgCatherine Kavassalis is a passionate gardener and conservationist. A former chemist, she did her doctoral work at M.I.T. and later received a master's in environmental education from the University of Toronto. Now she volunteers as an educator and inspirational speaker. She is a member of the Halton Master Gardeners group, the Past President of Oakville Horticultural Society and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Royal Botanical Gardens. Catherine loves to garden and believes that caring for plants is critical for the wellbeing of our planet. Catherine enjoys learning and sharing knowledge and by doing so endeavours to stimulate interest and awe in the living world. 


Registration is NOT required. 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here:
Attendance is not limited to 100 people (as was the case previously). Click here to join the Zoom meeting on March 9..
By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code. 

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.