Each spring, Unity Gardens hosts an annual fundraising lecture featuring renowned authors and environmental professionals. These exciting lectures have been hosted at Anne Arundel Community College, The Key School and, most recently, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Phillip Merrill Environmental Center. Generously sponsored by local businesses, these events often include wine & cheese socials, silent auctions, book signings, green building tours, and a presentation by an inspiring Unity Gardens project grantee. Visit the links below to see an overview of these recent events, and be sure to like our Unity Gardens Facebook page to receive first notice of upcoming events and opportunities! We are always in need of sponsors, partners and donations to support these events (and community grants), so please visit our Get Involved page to learn more, and visit Great Businesses locally who have supported Unity Gardens!
2017 – Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture Mount Cuba Native Plant Center: “Design with Native Plants”
2016 – Stephanie Cohen, “The Perennial Diva”: “The Non-Stop Garden”
2015 – William Cullina, Director of Horticulture Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: “Botany of Design”
2014 – Rick Darke , Botanist & Author: “Balancing Natives & Exotics in the Garden”
2013 – Doug Tallamy, Professor & Author: “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together”
2012 – Tracy DiSabato-Aust, Designer & Author: “Native Plants Design & Maintenance”