Jeremy Mayberg — An Urban Oasis: Landscape Gardening with Native Plants

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Date(s) - Tue May 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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FamilyMeans building

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Urban Oasis: Landscape Gardening with Native Plants 

Jeremy Mayberg, retired architect and accomplished photographer, will present his approach to creating an urban oasis through gardening with native plants.

In 2003, Marty Rice, one of the founders of Wild Ones Twin Cities Chapter hired Erik Olson of Out Back Nursery to design and assist her in the conversion of her backyard into a native garden. In December 2007, Marty and her husband Jeff sold their home to Jeremy and Amy-Ann Mayberg. Concerned the new owners might plow the garden under and replant a lawn, Marty and Jeff called upon the new owners the day they moved in. Over coffee and muffins they told of Wild Ones and the native plant gardens they had created out back. Marty urged them to experience one growing season before doing anything in the garden.

Marty’s passion for native plants was infectious. Jeremy caught the bug and has been the steward of this magnificent urban oasis for the last eleven years. He now sits on the Board of Wild Ones Twin Cities and is the Program Chair of this year’s Design with Nature Conference.  The garden has been featured in Lynn Steiner’s Prairie Style Gardens, Evelyn Hadden’s Beautiful No Mow Lawns and was featured as one of the 2017 Twin Cities Best Gardens by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.