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May 12, 2016

77: Kim Eierman on Native Plants

Choosing plants that are appropriate for your ecosystem.

Kim is an environmental horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. She is also the founder of EcoBeneficial!, a horticulture communications and consulting company. Kim teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center and several other institutions. She is an active speaker on ecological gardening topics, presenting at industry conferences, garden clubs and nature centers. A Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Kim is also a Master Gardener, a Master Naturalist, an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional and a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center. She received 2015 and 2014 Silver Awards of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association.

In this podcast: What kinds of plants are good for bees? How else can you support pollinators? Did you know that some bees and even ants can be pollinators? How do you know which bugs are GOOD for the garden? How can urban farmers enhance their ecosystem?

For more links and resources from this podcast go to http://www.urbanfarm.org/blog/2016/05/12/kim-eierman/

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