Speaker – Dennis Paige “Creating Native Eco-gardens in Your Community”
Dennis Paige received an M.S. in Environmental Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and an M.A.T. in Social Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He works as an interpretive naturalist and habitat restorationist at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumberg. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Morton Arboretum.
Learn how one community in the suburbs became the first “residential” association to become a member of the Chicago Wilderness by transforming their lawn into an unfolding range of multi-seasonally colorful prairie, woodland, and wetland wildflowers, forbs, sedges, grasses and native rain gardens. An inspirational program to touch the hearts and minds of those who wish to create native earth-friendly landscapes around their property to enhance biodiversity and environmental health.