Calendar of Events

Doug Tallamy.

Evenings with Experts

The Nature of Oaks

Doug Tallamy, Author, The Nature of Oaks; Nature's Best Hope

When:

  • February 1 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Webinar)

Fee: Free and open to all.

In North America oak trees have an outsize impact on the ecological health of a landscape—they support more animal species, sequester more carbon, and nourish our soil better than any other plant genus. Doug will illuminate the fascinating nature of oaks through observations of trees in his own backyard.

Mary Reynolds

Evenings with Experts

We Are The ARK

Mary Reynolds, Author, We Are The ARK

When:

  • March 4 | 1:00 - 2:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Webinar)

Fee: Free and open to all.

Our environmental crises are born of modern humanity’s destructive re-shaping of the Earth and detachment from our indelible connection to the web of life. Join Mary Reynolds to learn about her vision for a healing process where humans embrace our role as caretakers of the planet with Acts of Restorative Kindness (ARKs).

Rebecca McMackin headshot.

Evenings with Experts

The Language of Flowers: Understanding Pollination Ecology

Rebecca McMackin, Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design

When:

  • April 12 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Fee: Free and open to all.

Registration details coming soon.

The vast majority of plants rely on pollinators to reproduce, and the coevolution of these relationships gives us much of the beauty we appreciate today. Pollination dynamics are also fraught with trickery, bribery, thievery, and wild sexual acrobatics. Join Rebecca McMackin to learn the true desires of the organisms you cultivate.

Edwina von Gal

Evenings with Experts

Messy or Magic? Biodiversity and the Perception of Beauty

Edwina von Gal, Founder, Perfect Earth Project

When:

  • May 17 | 7:00 - 8:00pm

Where: New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

Fee: Free and open to all.

This event will be streamed live on Zoom Webinar! Registration details coming soon.

Biodiverse nature-based landscapes are too often read as “messy,” which poses a barrier to their widespread embrace in many communities. Edwina von Gal discusses how we can change the perception of what a “good” garden is, where healthy habitat is not disparaged as untidy but appreciated for its richness, complexity, and life-giving magic.