The Plainfeld Garden Club invites the public to attend its “Rescaping the Suburbs: Bring Native Planting Back to the Garden” lecture by noted artist and environmentalist Patricia Brentano Bramnick on Feb. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Plainfeld Public Library, 800 Park Ave., Plainfield, NJ.

Brentano Bramnick sees an opportunity as an artist to teach busy suburbanites to stop and pay attention to one thing that can make a better world. She has said “The artist has the opportunity to teach and to inspire people to think about their yards and to think about what they are doing when they tear down trees to build big houses.” PBS, NJN, State of the Arts, 2012.

Her work has been featured at museums, galleries and arboretums across the country. She was the 2011 Artist in Residence at the Evansville Museum in Indiana. Locally, she has had commissions by Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit and The Raptor Trust in Millington among many others. In 2015,  Brentano Bramnick received the Richard Kane Conservation Award from NJ Audubon for her work to transform the suburbs into a migratory bird stopover.

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This lecture is free and open to the public. Established in 1915, The Plainfeld Garden Club's purpose is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and the conservation of our natural resources; to stimulate an interest in public plantings in the Plainfeld area and to help maintain them; to keep its members and the public informed on governmental matters which concern our natural resources; to sponsor and to participate in public shows and displays which encourage the appreciation of good horticultural practices and procedures; and to support the purpose of The Garden Club of America.

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