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Week One: Brown Bag Lecture

"Conscientious Neglect: Landscaping With Local Native Plants"
Speaker/Guide: Ken Parker

Project Director for the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation.
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

Learn ecologically sound solutions for gardeners through the cultivation of hardy North American flora that thrive without intervention. Ken Parker, a dynamic speaker, will provide an introduction to the culinary, medicinal and spiritual uses of local native plants, a perfect lunchtime treat!


Ken Parker an indigenous horticulturalist with strong ties to Mother Earth and Native cultures.  A New York State Certified Nursery Landscape Professional (CNLP), Ken has spent decades devoted to growing and promoting indigenous plants of North America to thousands of Natives and non-Natives.  As a Seneca native, he is committed to preserving Native North American culture by promoting the use of Native plants from a pure perspective. His speaking engagements include the Mohawks of St. Regis, NY; the Shinnecock of Long Island, NY; the Iroquois of the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in Ontario, Canada; the Seminoles of Florida; the Pueblos of New Mexico; the Intertribal Native Nursery Council and U.S. Forest Service.

Earlier Event: June 27
Week One: Bird Talk and Walk
Later Event: June 27
Native Plant Sale