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Presented by Drew Monthie

Drew operates Ecologic Consulting LLC (, specializing in plant driven design and consultation. He is based in the Shirt Factory building in Glens Falls. He has been growing plants since the age of 4 and was influenced by his parents and grandparents who always had vegetable and perennial gardens. He worked in nurseries during high school and attended the BOCES horticulture program. After high school, he attended SUNY Cobleskill school, where he earned an A.A.S. in Plant Science. After owning and operating a nursery/landscape business for about a decade, he returned to college to earn his B.S. in Ecology and then a M.A. in Ethnobotany. He has been teaching and designing courses as a Professor in the Natural Sciences for SUNY Empire State College for the last decade in the areas of study of horticulture, botany, ethnobotany, and ecology. He is also a photographer and you can find some of his photographic work on his other website: StarflowerStudioNY.

Program Information
  • Popular culture and advertising promote the idea to us that insects are bad and should be eradicated whenever possible, but without insects our food supply would disappear and with the disappearance of insects, much of life on planet Earth.
  • This presentation will focus on some of the insects that you may not have noticed in your yard and explore creating yard habitat, not just for pretty insects like butterflies but also for the many other essential insects in the web of life.
  • *Please Note: Registration is required.
  • Please go online at or call the Department Office at (518) 761-8216, to reserve a spot in this important program.

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