Amherst Garden Club’s October Meeting


Thursday, October 1

Gardening in a Changing World

Presented by Lisa Wise

What impact does climate change have on plants and our gardens? Climate adaptation expert Lisa Wise will provide an overview of climate change and share actions we can take to both slow climate change and adapt to the impacts, with a focus on activities in our own gardens and backyards. You will learn about relevant resources and opportunities to engage in local community science and stewardship efforts.

The event will be hosted on Zoom. Contact the garden club at info@amherstgardenclub.org if you would like to attend any portion of the meeting.

Schedule

9:15 amBusiness Meeting
10:30 amLisa’s presentation

About Lisa — Lisa Wise is the Climate Adaptation Program Manager with NH Sea Grant Extension. She works with New Hampshire communities to build awareness of and resilience to the impacts of a changing climate. Lisa works on projects with the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, conducts programming with coastal communities, and is a member of the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup. Recent climate adaptation programming has focused on outreach to conservation commissions about how they can address climate change impacts on natural resources, a Climate in the Classroom program, public engagement in municipal planning related to climate, and more. Prior to joining Extension in January 2017, Lisa worked on projects with Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Great Bay 2020 partners, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, and Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet). She completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of New Hampshire, focused on environmental conservation studies and coastal ecosystem management.