Gardening with Native Plants in a Time of Climate Change

Illustration from Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment 2021 (PADEP)

Human-caused climate change will dramatically increase average temperatures and precipitation throughout most of Pennsylvania by the end of this century. These changes will impact not only human lives but also those of our native plants and wildlife. In this class, we will discuss the anticipated effects on native plants from increased temperatures and precipitation as well as possible change in diseases, pests, invasive species, and human activities. We will also explore ways that native plant gardeners can mitigate and address these impacts through plant selection and other best practices that promote biodiversity and resilience.

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