Green Mountain Gardeners presentation on Biodiversity through Permaculture

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Learn about permaculture and sustainable garden projects. Photo provided.

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Have you wondered about permaculture and how this approach to gardening is different from organic and other sustainable practices?

Green Mountain Gardeners invites you to join your neighbors and local gardeners on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at 11 a.m., to learn about permaculture from Alan Benoit, award-winning architect and master gardener. The presentation is open to the public and will take place at the Londonderry Rescue Squad Building, 6068 Route 100 in Londonderry.

 

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Alan Benoit. Photo provided.

Biodiversity through Permaculture will introduce you to the principles of permaculture for integrating into your own landscape. Benoit will present examples of permaculture that he and his wife, Nancy, used in their gardens, and how permaculture stimulated a surprising variety of species to flourish in their yard.

In 2001, Alan and Nancy Benoit started their gardens from scratch, creating a landscape, which is not only beautiful, but also integrates the principles of permaculture. Filled with perennial food crops and native plants, their tiny yard creates habitats, attracts pollinators, and produces food year-round. The Benoit gardens were featured in Organic Gardening magazine in 2013, Country Gardens magazine in 2017 and were a crowd favorite of 2016’s Manchester garden tours.

Benoit has been giving presentations for many years, hosting about 50 free educational talks at the Northshire Bookstore, the Manchester Community Library, and other local venues. He became a master gardener in the late 1990s and completed a 3-year certificate in native plant studies at the New England Wildflower Society in the year 2000. To learn more about Benoit and his commitment to sustainable design, visit his website at www.sustainabledesignofvt.com.

The GMG is pleased to host Alan Benoit and to offer this opportunity to everyone in our community. If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P. by Feb. 3, 2018, to Barbara Wells: bswells33@aol.com.

Information about Green Mountain Gardeners can be found at their website www.greenmountaingardeners.net.

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