June 3 7:30 PM – Brandy Williams on An Inner-city Pollinator Oasis

See the video of this meeting at https://youtu.be/YsBSGqHOrOE

Abstract

Learn how a small residential landscape in South Central Los Angeles supports local pollinators and incorporates water conservation methods in the landscape with the use of California native plants, succulents, and non-invasive plants that are adapted to California’s climate. This garden represents art, environmental conservation, and community.

Topics will include succulent container gardening, including our native Dudleyas, their use in container and in-ground gardening, garden design featuring pots and architectural use of different plant forms.  All of the images in this presentation are from Brandy’s garden which has majority native plants intermixed with appropriate Mediterranean plants designed to be pollinator friendly.

Join us by Zoom at 7:15 PM for garden chit chat.

The meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

 

Garden Butterfly South Central Los Angeles was featured in The Los Angeles Times and as a featured garden on the Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour.

Biography

In 2015, Brandy Williams launched Garden Butterfly with a mission to establish eco-friendly gardens and habitats for local pollinators. In her work, she uses a variety of succulents, California native plants, and drought tolerant mosaics suitable for small residential landscapes.

Leveraging her horticultural expertise and artistic vision, she specializes in creating bespoke succulent container gardens, pocket garden installations featuring succulents, and educational Pollinator Garden Pop-up displays. Her artistic style and endeavors have been showcased in the Los Angeles Times, KCRW, KTLA, Dwell Magazine, and the Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour. Along with her garden creations, Brandy Williams is a garden educator who conducts inspirational workshops and lectures to show how beautiful design can inspire the public and transform the gardens of Los Angeles to support pollinators.

She has developed and is leading a pilot program entitled “Landscaping is Full of S.T.E.A.M.™” with the aim of sparking the curiosity of young minds in creative entrepreneurship. This program explores the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) in the landscaping field through theoretical concepts, practical demonstrations, and basic hands-on training. Currently, the program is underway at a high school within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Brandy is an award winning landscape design-contractor with a Master of Arts in Human Services: Executive Leadership, and a C-27 California Landscape Contractor’s License.

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