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Sustainable Landscapes – from Rain Gardens to Native Plants and more – Charlotte

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Great Outdoors UniversityCharlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature or CROWN, a local chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, is hosting Lisa Tompkins on February 16th, Wedgwood Church, Charlotte.

February means changes are taking place in our landscapes with spring right around the corner. Daffodils are getting ready to bloom, early flowering trees and shrubs such as the Japanese Cherry, Deutzia, Forsythia, Camelia, Winter Jasmine and and so much more are contributing to many and various forms in support of our region’s wildlife.

Our speaker, Lisa Tompkins, a North Carolina native, earned a BA in Psychology from UNC- Charlotte and an AAS in Horticulture Technology from Central Piedmont Community College.   She began working as a landscape designer in 2004 with an increasing emphasis on native plants and sustainable design (It’s Elemental Landscape Design).  In addition to landscape design, Lisa currently operates a small native plants nursery, Carolina Heritage Nursery.  She serves as Co-chair for the NC Native Plant Society – Southern Piedmont Chapter and continues to be an active member in that organization. Lisa is certified in NC Residential Rain Gardening, a NC Plant Professional and finally completed her certificate in Native Plant Studies from UNCC Gardens. When not working, she tends her own gardens and scouts the woods and roadsides in search of native plant discoveries in the Carolina Piedmont.

​Be sure to check out our “Resources” page for additional support in your landscape.


February 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wedgewood Church
4800 Wedgewood Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210 United States
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