North Carolina Botanical Garden


Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Biodiversity Begins at Home: A Pioneering Project in Durham's Woodcroft Subdivision

with Lynn Richardson, Vice Chair, Woodcroft Eco-Friendly Landscape Committee, Native Plant Studies Certificate Program Student

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Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required.





The precipitous decline in biodiversity is not only a problem in the Amazon—it’s happening right here in our own back yards. Learn about a Durham subdivision’s pioneering committee that is working to increase use of native plants and control invasive plants in the neighborhood’s common lands and yards.


Registration open through 6/12/2020

About the Speaker

Lynn Richardson has been an advocate for environmental causes since joining her Wadesboro, NC, high school’s Friends of the Earth chapter in the early 1970s. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in English and went on to receive a master’s in library and information science. She retired in 2016 as head of Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection, where she received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for her work to preserve Durham history. She is an active member of the New Hope Audubon Society’s Bird-Friendly Habitat Committee and a long-time supporter of The Nature Conservancy, Triangle Land Conservancy, and other environmental organizations. A strong interest in native plants and the problem of invasive plants led to the June 2019 co-founding of her south Durham neighborhood’s Eco-Friendly Landscape Committee, of which she is vice-chair. She is thrilled to be talking about her work on this committee as part of her Capstone Project for NCBG’s Native Plant Studies Program.

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Virtual! This LUNCHBOX Talk will be taking place using Zoom Webinars, a link will be sent to you when you register!