This Wednesday, April 27, starting at 7 PM at Hartley Nature Center (3001 Woodland Ave.) Paul Hlina, owner of Leaning Pine native landscapes who has spent many years growing native plants, preparing, planting and maintaining native plantings of all sizes, and conducting related research will talk on some more philosophical aspects of why and how we undertake ecological restoration.
From Paul: “I will discuss the idea of long term ecological restoration from the perspective of seeking out the balance between natural and human ecosystems. Whose goals are we achieving, human derived or nature driven goals? How do our human experiences, aesthetics, belief systems impact our restoration experiences. I also will discuss there is no such thing as a no-maintenance restoration. But that maintenance allows one to broaden and deepen the connection with your space. As in native traditions, it turns the space sacred, instead of a burden to conquer. There will be a lot of what I’ve learned over the years, about a continue march in living lightly on this planet.”
Join this great conversation organized by the Arrowhead Wild Ones Chapter and Hartley Nature Center.