Tue, Apr 25|
NOTL Community Centre
Native Plant Alternatives for Beauty and Function
Lorraine Johnson is the author of more than 10 books on diverse subjects including native plant gardening, urban agriculture, and environmental issues.
Time & Location
Apr 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
NOTL Community Centre, 14 Anderson Ln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada
About the event
Lorraine Johnson is the author of more than 10 books on diverse subjects including
native plant gardening, urban agriculture, and environmental issues. Her most recent
book, co-authored with Sheila Colla, is A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee:
Creating Habitat for Native Pollinators (published in the spring of 2022; a U.S. edition,
with a foreword by Douglas Tallamy, is coming out in spring 2023).
Lorraine has been writing about native plant gardening for three decades, in books such
as 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens (now in its 3rd edition); The
New Ontario Naturalized Garden; Grow Wild! Native Plant Gardening in Canada and
the Northern United States; and Tending the Earth: A Gardener’s Manifesto. Lorraine’s
work focuses on biodiversity and habitat gardening in the context of climate change; on
reforming grass and weeds bylaws that are barriers to naturalized gardens; and on land
stewardship as relationship-building in the context of reconciliation. For more info, see
her website www.lorrainejohnson.ca.