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Author, Ecologist Doug Tallamy to speak at Friends Village


Our own gardens can help save the planet and support biodiversity.

New York Times bestselling author, professor and co-founder of Homegrown National Parks, Doug Tallamy will share how when he speaks at the Friends Village spring fundraiser, “Afternoon in the Garden,” on Saturday April 13 in Newtown Borough.

Tallamy, distinguished professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, will be the keynote speaker for the afternoon.

Renowned for his groundbreaking research in the field, Tallamy has authored multiple books, including his latest New York Times bestseller, “Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard.”

The event, titled “Afternoon In The Garden,” aims to bring together families, friends, and neighbors to hear Tallamy speak.

Proceeds will support Friends Village, a nonprofit, Quaker community for older adults in Newtown.

According to a press release, the money will support the community’s work to foster a vibrant and sustainable future for both Friends Village and the world.

Refreshments, exhibits, a gift card pull and a book-signing will also be included.

To purchase tickets, please visit or contact Lyndsay Ramirez-Rodriguez at or 215-968-3346 ext. 105.

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