The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon on Wednesday, May 24 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation from Nick Courtens, senior horticulturist with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Courtens will discuss how to attract beneficial insects to your garden and control pests with limited or no chemical pesticides.
Experts from Walking Mountains Science Center, Eagle River Watershed Council, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Town of Vail will be on hand to answer questions about what residents can do to “bring a little wild” back into their landscaping. There will also be native seed mixes, stickers and informational brochures given away to attendees.
The town environmental sustainability team is organizing the event. For details about this and other upcoming activities, contact Pete Wadden, Watershed Education Coordinator at 970-479-2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.