Later frosts in the fall, earlier planting times, heavier rain events and longer stretches of drought. Gardeners are on the front line as witnesses to the changes in climate that have been occurring in recent years. The presentation provides a brief look at the science of climate change and the impact it has on our daily lives, while offering ideas about how we can adapt our growing strategies and habits to both reduce our impact on climate change and keep growing plants we enjoy.
About the Speaker:
Michael (Mike) Koutelis became a Master Gardener in 2021. With several other master gardeners, he was involved in rebuilding the rain garden at the NH Audubon Massabesic Center in Auburn, New Hampshire. Mike has been involved in the energy/environmental field for over 30 years and considers sustainability as the key for understanding how we individually and collectively protect our ecosystems. Gardening has become part of his connection to this effort, and he continues to expand his knowledge of gardening through the UNH Extension Master Gardener program.