Calendar of Events

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Evenings with Experts

New Naturalism: Lessons from Wild Plant Communities

Kelly D. Norris, Author, New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden

When:

  • April 28 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Meeting)

Fee: Free to All

Wild plant communities are a source of inspiration for purposeful gardening, and understanding how plants interact in these environments is key to success. Join Kelly Norris to learn how he interprets these ecosystems in creating beautiful, functional residential landscapes with plant layers and palettes defined by nature, not humans.

Desiree Narango headshot.

Evenings with Experts

Cultivating Wildlife Conservation with Native Plants

Desiree Narango, David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst

When:

  • May 26 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Meeting)

Fee: Free to All

Restoring habitat in urban and suburban spaces is crucial to stemming declines in biodiversity. To be successful, we need evidence-based guidelines to inform our landscaping decisions. Desiree Narango will describe her research showing that native plants are essential to sustaining biodiversity, and discuss findings that illuminate the proportion of natives needed, and best species to use, if we are to create thriving wildlife habitat at home.

May apples for our native plant sale.

Special Event

Our 2021 Native Plant Sale

A Fantastic Selection of Native Plants — Think Spring!

When:

  • June 10 - 12 | All day

Where: Waltham Field Station, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham

Fee: Available to members at the Advocate/Family level and above.

We are again planning our sale to be by pre-order only, due to continuing concerns about covid-19. Choose from approximately 80 species. Plant pick-up will be scheduled on one of these dates. Open to members at the Advocate/Family level and above. Thanks for your support!