The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable gardening as part of its monthly “Science on the Sound” lecture series. This series highlights research on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina and features researchers, scientists, engineers, and educators from the CSI and other partner institutions. This month’s program will feature Jeff Lewis, Horticultural Specialist with the Coastal Studies Institute. Lewis’ presentation, entitled “Sustainable Gardening Tips and Techniques”, will highlight sustainable gardening strategies that give back to the environment. The program will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the Coastal Studies Institute located at 850 NC 345 in Wanchese, NC. The presentation is free and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
During this program, Mr. Lewis will share gardening techniques and tips for homeowners, including benefits of sustainable gardening for both the environment and the garden owner. Jeff Lewis is a North Carolina Native and has spent the past 22 years gardening for a living on the Outer Banks. He is currently the Horticultural Specialist at the Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island. Jeff is also an amateur naturalist, birder, and accomplished nature photographer, with numerous images on display in various venues across the Outer Banks. Jeff’s previous “Science on the Sound” talks have covered topics that compliment sustainable gardening, including backyard birding and winter gardening techniques, and are archived on the Coastal Studies Institute “Science on the Sound” YouTube Playlist.
This program will be streamed live beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 on the CSI website and the online viewing audience will be able to ask the presenter questions via an online chat room.