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Insight and inspiration will be the takeaways from a free program, “Using Native Plants to Create a Sustainable Garden,” presented by the Evanston Garden Council at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., at 1:30 p.m. on May 6.

Featured speaker Jack Pizzo is a nationally known expert in sustainable gardens and ecosystem restoration. His firm, Pizzo & Associates, Ltd., specializes in prairie and woodland restoration, invasive plant control, erosion control, wetlands and pond management, and sustainable landscaping.