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The Flatbush Gardener – hosted by the Long Island Botanical Society
Time: Tuesday, May 12th, 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Location: Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, Syosset, NY
Guide: Chris Kreussling, aka Flatbush Gardener
Description: Chris Kreussling, aka Flatbush Gardener, has gardened in New York City for over three decades and always included native plants in his gardens. The talk will touch on the inspirations for the current garden, including the connection of the word "Flatbush" with the rest of Long Island, and the insect-plant associations that have been observed with increasing frequency. Also, his latest thinking about gardening, and ideas for the future. Chris specializes in urban gardening with native plants, starting with his first garden in NYC in 1981. His blog, Flatbush Gardener, documents his gardening process. He received a Certificate in Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and his garden has twice been on tour for NYC Wildflower Week. In his day job, Chris is a software engineer.