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Landscaping with Native Plants to Support Nature

with Drew Lathin

Landscaping with native plants is critical to build habitat, reduce resource inputs, and build healthy outdoor living areas. Learn why only native plants can do this and some design tips to make your native landscape beautiful as well.

Drew Lathin has been playing around with native plants in built landscapes for nearly 20 years, most recently as the owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, now in its 10th year. He is a fierce advocate for the need to rewild our urban and suburban landscapes using native plants in thoughtful and legible designs to bring biological diversity and beauty to our everyday lives. Over one hundred of his clients have rain gardens, prairie gardens, pollinator gardens, natural shorelines, and alternative lawns. Drew is also the President of the Board of the Wildflower Association of Michigan.

The VMS Category for this presentation is Environmental Stewardship: Native Plants