Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Sustainable Suburbia: Harnessing Nature's Superpowers in Your Yard"
Michelle Rose

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Home gardeners can be on the front lines of environmental preservation and restoration. Learn how to increase biodiversity, improve soil fertility, provide for wildlife, conserve water, and energy as well as decrease stormwater runoff. Over time, nature will reward you with a beautiful and healthy landscape that will save you time, money, and energy while improving the environment beyond your property line.

About Michelle Rose

A love of flowering plants and concern for the environment lead Michelle to a career as a landscape designer. She's have been an avid home gardener for almost 25 years. As a landscape designer, she's worked with home owners, schools, and churches as well as interned at the JC Raulston Arboretum. In 2013, Michelle completed a Master of Horticultural Science with a minor in Landscape Architecture from NC State University. Her research was titled Valuing the Residential Landscape: Comparison of Select Ecosystem Service Benefits between Conventional and Sustainable Design.

In order to keep her environmental focus and provide additional services for clients, she earned multiple professional certifications. They include:

Certified Plant Professional from North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association

Energy Saving Landscapes Certification from North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association. Michelle has taught the design and stormwater portions of the 2014 certification.

Certified Professional Residential Rain Garden Designer from NC State University Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Certified Associate from American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.