The public is invited to special presentation at noon Tuesday, May 5, at the Idyllwild Garden Club meeting. Tricia Pilkington will speak about permaculture and the Idyllwild Orchard Project.

As our environment becomes more and more stressed, we must find ways to support it so it can support us. Permaculture emphasizes the use of native plants or those well adapted to your local area.

Pilkington will explain why you should plant things you like, but make sure they have a purpose and somehow benefit the landscape. Along with a standard vegetable garden, permaculture gardeners grow many types of perennial food plants, too.

Like all gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts love plants for their beauty and fragrance, but they seek out plants that offer practical benefits, along with aesthetic satisfaction.

Pilkington also will explain the Idyllwild Orchard Project and how it will benefit you and the community.

The club’s potluck meeting starts at noon in the lower level of the Presbyterian Church at 54400 N. Circle. There is no charge for the public to attend. However, donations to the clubs ongoing educational projects are appreciated. Come early as seating is limited. You may bring a dish to share, but it is not required to attend.

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