Center for Inland Bays scientist speaks to Sussex Gardeners

December 5, 2022

The Sussex Gardeners hosted guest speaker Zach Garmoe, Delaware Center for the Inland Bays environmental scientist, Oct. 20.

Focusing on the center’s reforestation efforts, Garmoe presented the evolutionary hierarchy of different types of plants that include trees and tree-like plants. Forested cover in the Inland Bays watershed has been declining for the past 30 years, primarily due to commercial and residential development. In response, the center has been working on a watershed reforestation initiative, and during the last seven years, nearly 150,000 trees have been planted on 238 acres.

The Sussex Gardeners members are grateful to Garmoe for his enjoyable and informative presentation.

Founded in 1937, Sussex Gardeners is one of the oldest garden clubs in the United States. Its members have an interest in gardening, horticulture, landscape and floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. Its community outreach programs involve garden therapy, environmental education and civic beautification. To learn more, go to the Sussex Gardeners page on Facebook.

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