Free Workshop: Welcoming Wildlife to Your Urban Garden – Plus Book Signing by the Author!

EX SM 2014 05 12_3984Join local garden writer Alison Gillespie to talk about ways to nurture habitat in urban gardens. City lots and balconies may be small, but the actions taken in our tiny backyards can add up to a big difference for creatures like dragonflies, bees, butterflies, migratory birds and many other creatures. Plus, providing a space for wildlife can make city living more rewarding for humans. This workshop will include practical advice on the basics of providing for creatures large and small, and ways to avoid attracting unwanted visitors, such as rats.

Alison will also be signing copies of her book, Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World.

Where: Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, MD 20781
When: Saturday, April 18th at 2pm

HivesInTheCity cover sized for FB at 450 pixels wideAlison Gillespie has been gardening for wildlife for more than twenty years, and her popular blog Where You Are Planted details how urban gardeners can take steps to improve the habitat of their own backyards for the sake of creatures like bees, butterflies and birds. Her book about urban beekeepers working to keep honey bees alive in the urban core of the Mid-Atlantic was published last year and is available at bookstores as well as online. Find out more about her writing at

To learn more about Alison’s new book, Hives In The City, or to purchase a copy of your own:

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