Vegetable Garden by Nancy Ross
Image by Nancy Ross

Vegetable Garden



  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 5 of 2019 Home Gardening Lecture - 2 LA HSW Credit Hours will be awarded

Nina Bassuk is asked if native woody plants are the “way to go” to increase species diversity and habitat for wildlife. Natives have gained press in the face of climate change but are they best for disturbed urban/suburban environments? Professor Bassuk will debunk some of the myths surrounding these plants. She has developed technologies to improve establishment of healthy plants in such environments.

Nina Bassuk holds a PhD in Horticulture from the University of London and is the Director of the Urban horticulture Institute at Cornell University. Her teaching, research and extension efforts are directed at enhancing the function and health of plants growing in urban and disturbed areas.


$18 per lecture ($20 at door) or $90 for the entire 2019 Home Gardening Lecture Series

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Patris Beamon
Support/Community Educator/Volunteer Involvement Coordinator


Will Library, Yonkers Public Library
1500 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710