Calendar of Events for 2017

  • February 1, Wednesday at 7:00 pm
    Nurturing the Liberated Landscape
    Larry Weaner, Author of "Garden Revolution" and Founder of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates
    Evenings with Experts at the Cambridge Public Library
  • March 1, Wednesday at 7:00 pm
    The Art and Science of Growing Native Plants from Seed: Why, When, and How
    Randi Eckel, Founder of Toadshade Wildflower Farm
    Evenings with Experts at the Cambridge Public Library
  • April 5, Wednesday at 7:00 pm
    How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators
    Annie White, Ecological Landscape Designer & Adjunct Professor, University of Vermont
    Evenings with Experts at the Cambridge Public Library
  • May 3, Wednesday at 7:00 pm
    The Challenge of a Public Native Plant Garden: Maintenance, Interpretation, and Compromise
    Michael Hagen, Curator of the Native Plant Garden at New York Botanical Garden
    Evenings with Experts at the Cambridge Public Library
  • May 13, Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Our Annual Native Plant Sale!
    Purchase native plants of all kinds— select from well over 100 species. Members at the Family/Advocate level and above may pre-order plants for pick up at the sale. We welcome you to Ask the Experts for plant advice.
    Held at our office location: UMass Field Station, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA
  • August 10, Thursday from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    Bird Behavior in Our Gardens and the Power of Citizen Science
    Workshop Taught by Jean Deo, Ornithologist
  • September 9, Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Getting to Know Your Neighbors: A Field Walk Through Native Plant Communities in Waltham
    Workshop taught by Meredith Gallogly, Program Coordinator, Grow Native Massachusetts
  • September 21, Thursday from 1:00 – 4:30 pm
    The Foundation of Our Landscapes: Understanding Site Analysis and Soil
    Workshop taught by John Swallow, International soil scientist and co-founder of Pine & Swallow Environmental
  • September 27, Wednesday at 6:00 pm
    Music & Camaraderie in the Garden: A Special Reception for Our Supporting Donors
  • October 4, Wednesday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Plant Communities of Eastern Massachusetts: Vital Context for Landscape Design
    Workshop taught by Pat Swain, Plant Community Ecologist
  • October 14, Saturday at 9am
    Leadership Circle Ramble: A Bog Walk with Botanist Bryan Connolly