Presented by nationally-renowned Landscape Architect Rosa Finsley.
Rosa will discuss the restoration work in the fields adjacent to the historical Frankford church and cemetery. For many years, the field was kept mowed and manicured as part of the church grounds. After allowing for the native vegetation to grow back, this piece of the Blackland Prairie has become a large part of the heritage tourism being promoted for this historical site in the suburbs of Dallas. Wildflowers and other native plants which had probably not flowered in many generations were found to come back across these fields. Rosa will also provide a slide show illustrating some of the native plants being used as landscaping around the church and cemetery to capture the natural setting of this location. This restoration project in North Texas is a great example of steps that can be taken to revert manicured park areas and grounds back to a tallgrass prairie landscape.