Barbara Bentley speaks to garden club

  • Thu Dec 6th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes Barbara Bentley, on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Orcas Center.

In her talk about changing times and changing gardens, Bentley explains her focus on ecological interactions — usually from a plant’s point of view. In the last phase of her research, she investigated the effects of global change on plant-insect interactions. Additionally, she is passionately interested in science education, with an emphasis on the different processes of science, rather than science as vocabulary lessons. She welcomes opportunities to present her work, as a scientist and teacher, to a wide diversity of audiences, including garden clubs.

The Orcas Island Garden Club welcomes new members and encourages gardeners, landscapers, farmers and those who love nature to enjoy this month’s presentation. After the presentation, visitors are encouraged to stop by our membership table and become a member of the garden club. All attendees may socialize, share gardening info and advice and enjoy treats in the social hour following the meeting.