Durango BOtanic Gardens

Building Public Gardens For Demonstration, Education, and Inspiration

It's All About Relationships!

  • 15 May 2014
  • 6:30 PM
  • 16 May 2014
  • 12:00 PM
  • City Rec Center


  • Thursday Evening Lecture and Book Signing
  • Guests
  • Friday Creative Writing Workshop
  • Special Seating Assignment
  • Friday Workshop "Writing and Nature"
  • Thursday Lecture and Book Signing

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Meet Susan Tweit

  Plant  Ecologist and Award-Winning Author

“A garden is a community. No matter the landscaping style, plants used, or location, as soon as we put plants in the ground, they form relationships. They behave in response to the environment and the other species around them.” “Plants are actually complex beings. They have senses….Did you know plants can see you?”  

Susan will talk about plants and her relationship with nature and how she became a Habitat Hero. Anyone can turn a weed patch into a beautiful native plant retreat. Are you concerned about water usage and what plants will work well for you? Have you passed a commercial or industrial area and wondered why no one is cleaning up the area? Maybe you have seen a neighborhood green belt that could use some sprucing up. Learn how easy it is to make the changes in your community.

DBS took an unsightly weed patch and turned it into an educational garden retreat. Let’s do more projects like this. Learn from Susan how to make it happen. Learn how and why plants form relationships with their surroundings. Learn what plants work for our difficult climate. Susan will be signing her books and taking questions after her presentation. Desserts and refreshments are served after the presentation.

On day 2 Susan will inspire you all with her Nature journal class, As a writing coach she will share her secrets to success. A true nature blogger visit her web site to see why so many people follow her online.  Visit Susan’s blog

   Susan has 12 books published relevant to our area                     

Naturalist * Plant Biologist * Audubon Tracker and Observer

Nationally Acclaimed Speaker * Creative Writing Coach * Teacher

Designer of “Living Landscapes” * Habitat Hero Spokesperson

            A partner with:National Audubon Society, Plant Select,  The Story Circle, Women Writing the West and   many  others .

 Join us for an inspiring two-day event

DAY 1: Lecture and Book Signing

Thursday, May 15th, 6:30 pm

“Plants: It’s All About Relationships”

Dessert Reception and Book Signing after Presentation 

DAY 2: A Creative Writing Workshop

Friday, May 16th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Writing and Nature

Writers and journal keepers should not miss this opportunity! 

This well published author, editor and writing coach shares her experiences. Learn how to produce publisher-quality articles or books and journals  on nature, conservation and more. As a world class blogger she can show you how to make the difference.

Are you just a blogger who needs a few tips? Are you ready to publish but need some help? Do you just want to keep a journal? This is the workshop for you. You will leave this workshop a better writer no matter what your skill level, professional or novice






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