Ecological Horticultural Techniques
with Anna Fialkoff, horticulturist, Connecticut College Arboretum
Thursday, August 1, from 2:00-3:00pm ET
$10 AHS members/$15 non-members


Plant selection and management determine the survival of local populations of salamanders, bees, birds, moths, and butterflies. With the right plants and seasonal practices, gardens can support a wide variety of life and foster resilience in the face of climate change. This talk will share sustainable alternatives to the traditional horticultural practices of amending soil and removing leaves.

Anna Fialkoff is the Arboretum Horticulturist at Connecticut College, where she supervises the management of the 750-acre Arboretum, including a 30-acre native plant collection. Previously as the Ecological Programs Manager at Wild Seed Project in Maine, Fialkoff led the creation of the organization’s annual guide publication, worked with partner organizations on native demonstration designs and plantings, and taught educational programs. Fialkoff’s commitment to ecological horticulture began in 2010 with her employment at Native Plant Trust, where she became the Senior Horticulturist. Fialkoff holds a BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic and an MS in ecological design from The Conway School. Her mission is to utilize her passion for native plants and her skills in education, horticulture, and landscape design to connect people to the natural world and inspire them to start gardening for habitat and biodiversity.