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Allen Centennial Garden offers winter lectures

Members of the CALS community are invited to participate in Allen Centennial Garden’s 2020 winter lecture series, titled “Overstories,” presented by the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden. The lectures take place on Saturdays, 9–11:00 a.m., at campus’ Pyle Center.

The talks showcase UW–Madison experts discussing a variety of topics, including exploring hyper-local – and far out – frontiers in urban plant communities. Feel free to download and share the Overstories series flyer.

The cost is $15 per event. Talks are free for UW Students (with ID) and members of the Friends of ACG. Refreshments will be provided.

To register for one or more of the talks, visit the series’ Eventbrite page.

Series schedule:

January 11: Gardening without Gravity
Simon Gilroy, Professor of Botany, UW-Madison

January 18: Gardens Full of Life: Inspiration and Challenges
Susan Carpenter, Senior Outreach Specialist, UW Arboretum

January 25: Our Urban Tree Canopy: Niches and Policies
Jeremy Kane, Director, Urban Tree Alliance

February 1: Cultural Significance of Nature to Indigineous Tribal Peoples
Diana Peterson, PhD candidate with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

February 8: No Class

February 15: Mitigating Flood Risk through Better Gardening
Kenneth Potter, Emeritus Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

February 22: Envisioning a Sustainable Agricultural Future for Wisconsin
Chris Kucharik, Professor and Chair of Agronomy, UW-Madison
Claudio Gratton, Professor of Entomology, UW-Madison