East Hampton Library Tom Twomey Series Event

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Edwina von Gal (credit: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin)

The East Hampton Library’s “Tom Twomey Series” will continue on May 18 from 6 to 7 p.m., with “Protecting Our Water Starts in Your Backyard,” a free talk presented by  landscape designer, Edwina von Gal. This event is hosted by Sara Davison and co-sponsored by Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation.

Toxic, synthetic lawn and landscape chemicals pollute our local waterways, endanger wildlife and are linked to a range of serious health problems in humans and pets. It is a persistent myth that they are essential to a “perfect” lawn and landscape.

In this informative lecture, landscape designer and Perfect Earth Project Founder/President Edwina von Gal will explain why and how to manage your beautiful lawn and garden without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and what the Perfect Earth Project is doing to make communities everywhere safe and “PRFCT” or managed without toxic chemicals.

Edwina von Gal is “one of the country’s most lauded landscape experts,” according to Architectural Digest. As principal of her eponymous firm since 1984, Ms. Von Gal has created landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for clients around the world. In 2013 she launched a non-profit, called The Perfect Earth Project, to persuade homeowners and fellow landscaping professionals to stop using chemicals.

Other Tom Twomey lecture series events this season include a “Real Estate Roundtable” with Diane Saatchi of Saunders & Associates, Peter Turino of Brown Harris Stevens and John Gicking of Compass on June 15, “Leading Winemakers of the East End” with Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards, Roman Roth, of Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Kelly Urbanik Koch of Macari Vineyards on July 20, “Saving Long Island’s Groundwater: Now is the Time!” with Sarah Meyland, water specialist and NYIT associate professor on August 17, “From Big House to Bad House: How Authenticity Lost Its Way” with Anne Surchin, AIA on September 21 and “The East End, Long Island and 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New York State” with Arlene Hinkemeyer, historian and Antonia Petrash, Long Island Woman Suffrage Association on October 19.

The East Hampton Library is located at 159 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information, please visit tomtwomeyseries.org or call (631) 324-0222.

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