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Tara Nolan is a writer and editor. She is a co-founder of the award-winning gardening website Savvy Gardening (savvygardening.com). Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, CBC Life, and Garden Making, among others. Tara’s latest book, Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big & Small Spaces – published in March 2020. Her first book, the best-selling Raised Bed Revolution: Build it, Fill it, Plant it… Garden Anywhere, came out in 2016. Tara was also the award-winning web editor of Canadian Gardening magazine’s website for six years and appeared as a gardening expert on WNED Buffalo’s gardening special Garden Wisdom. She has volunteered for the Toronto Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanical Garden and does work for the Canadian Garden Council. 

Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big & Small Spaces
Looking for ideas to transform your front yard from a bland grass-scape to a vital living space? It’s hard to know where to start, but Tara Nolan’s new book provides inspiration as a jumping-off point to various front yard concepts. Learn about topics ranging from sustainable ideas, like rain gardens and eco-friendly grass alternatives, to planting for pollinators and sneaking veggies into your front yard perennial garden. Tackle easy projects, like planting a sedum carpet on a driveway, building a side table for your front yard patio where you can grow lettuce, putting together a pollinator palace, and turning a window well into a raised bed. Start thinking about what you want to do now, and get ready to dig in.

In this session, we will be joining Tara as she talks about her new book and answering questions from our members.