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Nature talk coming to Brenau Downtown Center
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Through biodiversity and sustainability, the average gardener may make smarter choices in conjunction with nature.

To help Northeast Georgia gardeners with that goal, the Hall County Master Gardeners are hosting a seminar to provide vital skills to the average gardeners.

Bringing Nature Home, a two-part presentation, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main St. SW, in Gainesville. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased via the Hall County Master Gardener website at

Leading the seminar will be nationally renowned native plant expert, Doug Tallamy. He will reintroduce gardeners to their backyards by creating an understanding of the biodiversity outside. Through this, participants will understand why a balance that is no doubt out of sync in many yards can have repercussions.

Tallamy is professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.

The first part of the seminar is titled, “Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships.” The second half is “Creating Living Landscapes.” “Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships” addresses the rationale behind examining and researching decisions rather than just putting a pretty plant into the ground because the color goes well with the hardscape. “Creating Living Landscapes” focuses on how to showcase flowers and plants in a smart and environmentally responsible way.

For information, call 770-535-8291 or visit

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