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ASAK Dear Sisters and Brothers & Parents of the ISBR Academy Children, 


Please join us for this presentation this coming Sunday at the ISBR Academy at Cedar Hill School, 100 Peachtree Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. 

ISBR strives to go beyond the traditional Sunday school program to enrich the experience of our children. 

We urge all parents to stay for the Assembly and for the fuller presentation to our youth and adults.

Author Nancy Gardner

Nancy Lawson is the author of the new best-selling book : 


The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife published in April 2017 by Princeton Architectural Press


A columnist for All Animals magazine, Lawson is the founder of Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to cultivating compassion for all creatures great and small through animal-friendly landscaping methods.  She speaks frequently to local and national audiences, educates and inspires gardeners through her pioneering website, and volunteers as a master naturalist and master gardener in central Maryland.  After and early career in newspaper journalism, she worked for more than

15 years as an editor and publisher at The Humane Society of the United States, leading the creative teams behind the organization’s award-winning print and digital magazines.



Did you know that most bees nest underground, not in hives?  That baby birds eat caterpillars, not birdseed?  That skunks and opossums aren’t pests but rather garden helpers, eating insects who eat plants?  Traditional cultivation practices too often ignore the needs and valuable contributions of our fellow species, exploiting myths and fears about the animals and plants living among us.  Nancy Lawson, author of the new book The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife, will explain how to reject the dominant paradigm through native plantings, gentle cultivation, and human conflict resolution strategies that can bring new life and beauty to your own backyard.     

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