Harnessing The Resilience of Native Plants
Having co-evolved with New Yorkers for centuries, our native plants are uniquely suited to thrive in the built environment. Heather Liljengren, a field botanist and seed collector, will discuss the advantages of using species native to your design site's specific locality, including their ability to succeed in difficult growing conditions and help create sustainable, functioning ecosystems.

Heather Liljengren is the Supervising Seed Collector and Field Taxonomist for the Greenbelt Native Plant Center on Staten Island, a facility of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. She collects seeds from wild places in the Tri-State area, and manages the seed banking program that distributes them for ecological restoration projects throughout the city.

AIA and LACES CEUs will be provided.

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