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The next Pollinator Pathway Project Living Classroom Presentation will be a talk by Amanda Bayley at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Irvington Public Library, 12 South Astor Street. Here is a description of the talk:As the next event in our “Living Classroom Series,” the Pollinator Pathway Project is presenting a talk about – as summer fades away and fall begins – how you can manage your garden and lawn to benefit pollinators and the broader environment of our community.On Monday, October 7, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., Amanda Bayley will speak at the Irvington Public Library, 12 South Astor Street, Irvington, about what you can and should do with the advent of fall to both benefit and protect pollinators as they prepare for the winter and improve the overall health and well-being of your property. Amanda will discuss what are the practices one can follow with respect to garden clean up, leaf collection and mulching, and planting of new plants to improve the health of your yard and protect and benefit the many animals and plants that quietly go to ground over the winter. This will be a very timely talk, especially as the Village seeks to renew awareness and support for the “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em” initiative throughout the community. https://www.irvingtonny.gov/228/Your-Leaves-Love-Em-Leave-EmAmanda is a landscape architect and has more than ten years of experience in designing natural areas and green infrastructure in New York City and its suburbs. She has worked for the NYC Parks Department, the Natural Areas Conservancy (an environmental nonprofit), eDesign Dynamics (an ecological engineering firm) and other residential design firms. Amanda has a Master’s in landscape architecture form the City College of New York, and currently serves on the Town of Cortlandt’s Conservation Advisory Council and the Board of the Federal Conservationists of Westchester County. She is also a co-founder of Plan it Wild, a landscape design firm that works to transform lawns, backyards and town centers into high-functioning, beautiful habitat.This will be a timely and important talk for our community. We look forward to seeing everyone there.