Seacoast Online advances Peronto’s gardening, biodiversity book talk in York

Seacoast Online reported horticulturists Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto, a professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will talk about their book, “The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity” at 7 p.m. April 18 at the York Public Library. The authors will describe how to create gardens that will help stem the tide of species extinctions among insects, birds, amphibians and other endangered creatures, according to the article. Peronto has been teaching courses in gardening, ecological landscaping and pruning for 26 years. She oversees Down East Maine’s Master Gardener Volunteers Program, training individuals to conduct community outreach projects that promote sustainable gardening and food security, the article states.