Gardening Presentations at Charleston County Libraries

CMNA member, Linda Geronilla, is giving several presentations at various libraries in March and April. They will count as Advanced Training hours. Here’s some information and the schedule.

Linda Geronilla, Ph.D. is a psychologist with degrees in education, nutrition, interfaith studies,
and Counseling Psychology. She is a Master Gardener, Master Naturalists and Permaculture
practitioner. In 2016, she built an acre sustainable homestead on Johns Island which won an
“Energy Innovation Award” with US Department of Energy and Charleston Home Builder’s Prism
Award and is platinum LEED certified. She volunteers in Green Step Schools and the Climate
Reality Project. She loves to teach low carbon organic gardening, soil improvement, composting,
rain barrels, wildlife and bug habitat, recycling, and seed starting in water with grow lights.
(LindaGeronilla@gmail.com 843-327-4436)

HOUR LONG POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS ON NATURAL GARDENING
by Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.
1. Bring Nature Back to Your Yard’s Ecosystem Ecology
Learn the important interactions of the food chains and webs in your yard. Understand how
different components of ecosystems work to maintain sustainability. Develop a total food web
with a variety of fauna and flora to support each other.

2. Have the Best Gardens by Improving Soil
Learn how to create good soil & fungi with compost, woodchips, and coconut fiber, to grow
healthy plants. Planting and harvesting techniques will be presented to maximize growth.

3. 50 Pollinator Plants to Keep Our Food Supply Safe
Native bees and butterflies need specific plants that provide them with good nutrition. Plant the
right kinds of trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, and herbs to ensure their survival and ours.

4. Beneficial Insects & Plants: Let Mother Nature Reduce Bad Insects
Learn to provide the right habitat and plants for a special group of “beneficial insects” so they
will stay in your yard to eliminate the bad insects that destroy plants.

5. How Your Garden Can Reduce Climate Change
Garden and yard practices are responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. The Union of
Concerned Scientists created five “general guidelines” which will be presented in detail so you
will know “how” to implement them to reduce the carbon footprint in your yard and
atmosphere.

Baxter-Patrick James Island Library

April 15 at 11:00 am     50 pollinator plants – Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

Folly Library

March 6 at 10:30 am    Bring Nature Back to Your Yard’s Ecosystem Ecology   Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

March 13 at 10:30 am   Have the Best Gardens by Improving Soil –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

March 27 at 10:30 am   50 Pollinator Plants to Keep Our Food Supply Safe –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

April 3 at 10:30 am   Beneficial Insects & Plants: Let Mother Nature Reduce Bad Insect –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

April 17 at 10:30 am   How Your Garden Can Reduce Climate Change –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

Johns Island Library

March 11 at 1:00 pm   Beneficial Insects & Plants: Let Mother Nature Reduce Bad Insects –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

Otranto – N. Charleston Library

April 22 at 1:00 pm       Beneficial Insects & Plants: Let Mother Nature Reduce Bad Insects –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

Mt. Pleasant Library

March 4 at 1:00 pm      50 Pollinator Plants to Keep Our Food Supply Safe  – Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

Dorchester Library  

April 16 at 1:00 pm        50 Pollinator Plants to Keep Our Food Supply Safe –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.

April 23 at 1:00 pm         How Your Garden Can Reduce Climate Change –  Linda Geronilla, Ph.D.