Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds and Other Animals that Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving
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After a wet fall postponed her visit with us, Frédérique Lavoipierre will join us in May for a chance to observe some of our garden allies around the grounds. Get your own copy of the the book in The Shop!
In the new book Garden Allies, Frédérique Lavoipierre profiles fascinating and ecologically beneficial creatures, describing their life cycles, environmental roles, and how to attract these helpers to the garden. The author will lead an illustrated talk followed by a walk through the gardens that will encourage you to make friends with backyard critters and be rewarded with both a renewed sense of nature’s beauty and a garden humming with life.
Frédérique Lavoipierre was the director of education at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where she shared her enthusiasm for native plants and insects. Prior to working at the Garden, she was the founding director of the Sustainable Landscape Professional Certificate Program at Sonoma State University, where she also revived the Garden Classroom program, and established an entomology outreach
Frédérique holds a M.Sc. in biology, with an emphasis on ecological principles of sustainable landscapes. Her research focused on plant/insect interactions. Prior to her graduate work, she founded and operated an organic nursery specializing in heirloom vegetables and culinary herbs from around the world. She currently lectures, teaches, and works as a consultant. She serves on the editorial advisory group for the American Public Gardens Association magazine, Public Gardens, and is on the content committee for the Pacific Horticulture Society.
Frédérique authored a ten-year long series, Garden Allies, for Pacific Horticulture Magazine, and continues her contributions to the Society.
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