Annual Speaker Event


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In the event that you did not receive the email with Zoom link to join the meeting, details are below. The lecture will also be recorded.

If you have any difficulty joining, please contact our Zoom facilitator Kevin Spargo at (443) 768-5702 or


Unity Gardens is inviting you to their Annual Lecture hosted this year on Zoom:

Saturday, March 12, 2022
9:30am – 11:30am

*We recommend joining the meeting a few minutes early, the meeting room will open at 9:15am.

Click on the highlighted Zoom link below to join the meeting tomorrow, March 12.

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Sponsorship Please visit our Sponsorship page to learn about the range of sponsor opportunities to fit any company or organization’s budget.

About the Speaker Series: Prior to a year of Covid restrictions, Unity Gardens hosted an annual fundraising lecture featuring renowned authors and environmental professionals.  These exciting lectures have been hosted at Anne Arundel Community College, The Key School, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Phillip Merrill Environmental Center, and at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Visit the links below to see an overview of these recent events, and be sure to like our Facebook page or Instagram 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!

Continuing a Tradition Each year, Unity Gardens looks forward to educating the community and raising funds for our grant program. Here are our past presenters:

2022 – Shari Wilson – Plant This, Not That! 50 Plant swaps that will bring more bees, birds, and butterflies to your yard

2021- No lecture due to Covid. Instead we hosted a virtual fundraiser, Bringing Natives Home. 

2020 – Barbara Ellis – “Greener Gardens, One Step at a Time”

2019 – Dan Benarcik – Innovative Horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens “Design Tips of the Pros”

2018 – Michael Judd,  Landscape Designer and Designer Author of  “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist”

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”