Fact: American’s generate a carbon footprint of about 19 tons; the average European only 10. This startling statistic has spurred many gardeners to start practicing sustainable methods of land stewardship. Join horticulturalist, landscape design consultant, and floral designer Claire Jones for “Earth Stewardship Starts at Home” a virtual talk presented by Ozaukee Master Gardeners on Thursday, August 25 at 7 pm. Jones, owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC lives in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her gardens have been featured in Chesapeake Home, Style Magazine, Garden Design, Wall Street Journal, and on national garden tours. In addition, she has received many awards for her designs including Best of Houzz in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and her articles have appeared in “The American Gardener” magazine. She’s a Garden Coach who works with newbies to pros, helping them design, plant, and maintain their gardens on their own. In the off-season, she likes to decorate for the holidays and was honored to be selected in 2011, 2015, and 2017 to spend a week decking the halls at the White House. In her presentation, Jones will share ideas on making eco-conscious decisions. Making small changes in one’s gardening habits will soon add up to big differences for the environment she says. Attendees will learn environmental tips that they can practice in their own backyard to lessen the impact on the planet, including planting ‘keystone’ plants, capturing and storing rainwater, planting milkweed and other pollinator friendly plants, and attracting wildlife using diversity to your garden. This meeting will be held online via Zoom. Register for this meeting and get a Zoom link by CLICKING HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.