June 7, 2021 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Location: Virtual Event
Join Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist, on June 7, 2021, 7-8 p.m. ADT, for a brief introduction to the plant research and conservation work happening at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia and learn more about how to garden with nature using native plants. Melanie will share some of her favourite native plants suitable for use in home gardens as well as talk about why gardening for both people and the planet is so important.
Register here: http://attend.com/Gardening
Speaker Bio: Melanie Priesnitz
Melanie began her work at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens during the construction and planting phase in 2000. She got involved with the project through her Nova Scotia Community College work-term while attending the Horticulture and Landscape Technology program and has never looked back. She was thrilled to be hired by Acadia University as the first employee of the Botanical Gardens in 2002 and now manages the six-acre garden. Melanie has furthered her education part-time and holds certificates in Applied Plant Conservation and Organic Soil Science.
Working at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is a dream realized for Melanie as the Centre is the perfect meeting ground for her strongest passions: plants, people and the environment.