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Growing Climate-Resilient Gardens in the City
Wildlife gardens attract and support important pollinators such as butterflies, birds, and bees. Pollination is essential to life on earth; most flowering plants, including fruits and vegetables, depend on pollinators to produce fruit and seeds, yet climate change is threatening the survival of many of these species. Join Holly Gallagher from National Wildlife Federation to learn what approach the non-profit organization has taken to growing climate-resilient, native plant gardens in urban environments and how to replicate that in your own backyard or community!

This webinar will be recorded. Closed captions will be available during the live event and on the recording.

Mar 21, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Holly Gallagher
@National Wildlife Federation
Holly Gallagher is the Director of Conservation Partnerships for the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Mid-Atlantic Regional Center where she serves as the liaison to NWF’s state affiliate organizations and other conservation partners. Prior to moving into that role in late 2021, Holly spent five years leading the strategic development and implementation of NWF’s Mid-Atlantic community conservation and education programming, including the Certified Wildlife Habitat Program. She has worked closely with communities and other partners to plant native, climate-resilient gardens that benefit both people and pollinators at sites ranging from schools to vacant lots. Prior to joining NWF, Holly worked for Green Building United, a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in Philadelphia, PA, as the Policy and Program Manager leading their green schools initiative. Holly currently lives outside of DC and enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and 2-year-old son.