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Fitch Lecture: A New Garden Ethic

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Dates: November 3, 2019
Phone: (919) 962-0522
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Fitch Lecture: A New Garden Ethic with Benjamin Vogt, Author and Owner, Monarch Gardens. In a time of mass extinction and climate change, how and for whom we garden matters more than ever. Our built landscapes reflect social ethics and values that guide our response to reviving wildness in and outside the urban environment. How can we recognize and develop compassion for other species? What role do native plants have in opening us to the perspectives of others? What happens to our society when we advocate for the equality and freedom of a silent majority? Through ecology, psychology, landscape design, horticulture, philosophy, and social science, we’ll explore the rich complexity of rethinking pretty and what a garden means in the anthropocene. Free, preregistration required.