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Bucks Beautiful Presents “Gardening in Concert with Nature” by Bill Pasko Dec. 3rd

Bucks Beautiful’s Fall Lecture Series concludes on December 3 rd with “Gardening in Concert with Nature” at 7:00pm at the Henry Schmieder Arboretum, Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building, 700 E. Butler Avenue in Doylestown. As our gardens play an increasingly important role in environmentally friendly living, so do our garden problems. Bucks County Horticulture Hotline expert Bill Pasko will discuss the management of garden problems in ways which are friendly to wildlife and the environment.

Mr. Pasko is a member of the Penn State Bucks County Extension Master Gardner Class of 2013, and has served on the Selection Committee for the past four years. Bill provides technical support for the program, including acting as virtual meeting host for state-wide training classes. He also operates the Garden Hotline, which answers gardening questions and solves horticultural problems for the general public in Bucks County. His specialty is Integrated Pest Management utilizing environmentally safe techniques. Additionally, Mr. Pasko is a member of the Bucks County Master Gardener Program Advisory Board. Since his retirement in 2009, the Washington Crossing resident has been an active volunteer in the community. Aside from his role as a Penn State Master Gardener, Bill maintains leadership roles with several other local volunteer organizations.

Tickets for the lecture are available at the door. Arboretum Members, DVU Students and Military receive free admission. Senior Citizens, Non-DVU Students, DVU Faculty and Staff tickets are $3.00, and non-members are $5.00. Light refreshments will be offered at 6:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm.

This talk is co-sponsored by Delaware Valley University and the Bucks County Master Gardener Program. Our Lecture Series will resume in early Spring.

Bucks Beautiful is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that coordinates events, community projects and educational programs. We create partnerships with like-minded civic coalitions to develop attractive yet sustainable vistas to foster a healthier environment. Since 1990 we have worked to enhance the local landscape for residents and visitors alike by beautifying our towns, schools, parks, roadsides and pathways throughout Bucks County. Our initiatives include RePlant Bucks, to restore the tree canopy, Bulb for-Bucks daffodil plantings, community garden projects and pop-up parks.Funds raised last season allowed us to install 1,500 indigenous trees, 60,000 daffodils, support school outdoor classrooms designed with native plantings, and create appealing gardens at our nursing homes, parks, museums and war memorials. To learn more about our programs and upcoming lectures, please visit us online at www.bucksbeautiful.org.