What is Wild and Why it Matters: The Resiliency of Living Landscapes
A well-made garden should be full of life, human and otherwise, providing infinite daily opportunities to experience that glorious multiplicity of things and living processes. Inviting a bit of authentic wildness into your garden is the most rewarding way to create a truly vibrant landscape that will sustain both the gardener and a stunning array of regional biodiversity. Rather than maintaining plants in fixed patterns, gardens that welcome wildness rely on the resiliency of managed, self-perpetuating plant communities. Rick Darke will explore the dynamic nature of wild gardening, and show how this approach is sensibly ecological and eminently practical for Midwest landscapes.