Ask the Experts

Spring 2019 Ask the Experts Schedule

A free program to the community, Ask the Experts is offered quarterly, and addresses a featured topic by an expert on prevalent issues relating to historic home and landscape care. Co-sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy. Ask questions; get solutions!
This series is FREE, and no pre-registration is required.

Thank you to our generous sponsor
Merrill Lynch-The Nottingham-Goodman Group

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on New York IronweedSaturday, March 2, 1:30pm – Native Plants
Andrew Kirkpatrick, Schuylkill Center
Learn about using plant associations like meadows, woodland gardens, rock gardens, and rain gardens when gardening with natives at home from Andrew Kirkpatrick of the Schuylkill Center. Discussion will include planting species that have similar cultural requirements like light, moisture, and soil type.
Andrew Kirkpatrick is the Manager of Land Stewardship at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, a 340 acre nature preserve in Roxborough, Philadelphia.  He cares for the health of the landscape and also runs the native plant nursery and greenhouse.

Right: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on New York Ironweed in the garden in front of our visitor center.

Saturday, April 6, 1:30pm – Home Air Conditioning
Debbie Lutz, GEN3 Electric & HVAC
Debbie Lutz, General Manager at GEN3 Electric & HVAC, will be on hand to provide educational information, answer questions and give options for adding energy efficient ductless minisplit and traditional ducted solutions to cool historical homes. Minisplits allow homeowners to add personalized comfort to their homes with the ability to control temperatures room by room. Not a fan of the wall mounted ductless units? They have you covered too with multiple interior unit options including floor units, ceiling cassettes and ducted units capable of cooling several spaces. Feel free to stop by and ask any questions you may have! GEN3 will give each attendee a voucher for $50 off their first HVAC service.
Saturday, September 7, 1:30pm – TBD
Saturday, November 2, 1:30pm – TBD