Earth Day Presentation by Marlene A. Condon, author of “Nature-Friendly Garden” April 22, Harrisonburg


NFG-bookFriendly City Food Cooperative in Harrisonburg is sponsoring an Earth Day slide presentation by Marlene A. Condon, syndicated columnist for Bay Journal News Service and author/photographer of The Nature-friendly Garden: Creating a Backyard Haven for Plants, Wildlife, and People (published by Stackpole Books).

Have you ever wondered how the natural world survives on its own when your yard seems to suffer from an assortment of maladies that require your constant attention?  Condon, a lifelong naturalist, will explain in 45 minutes how wildlife can work for you!

Her presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 22, from 6 PM – 7 PM at Bella Luna’s Pizzas, 80 W. Water Street, Harrisonburg, VA (map).  The advance purchase of a $5.00 ticket can be used as a credit towards a meal at Bella Luna after the presentation.

Seating is limited so pre-registration is required.  Please contact Erin Shehane at or at (540) 801-8882.


Creating a Backyard Haven…”Many people approach gardening as a constant struggle against the outside world. They’re perpetually at war with nature, investing in chemical treatments to fight off mammals, birds, and insects in an effort to preserve their garden as a pristine, unspoiled patch of earth.  Marlene A. Condon proposes a radically different method of gardening: What if, instead of battling the natural world, we invite it into our yards?

via Nature-Friendly Garden by Marlene A. Condon.