Upcoming Partner Events

This community-driven calendar is your source for finding events related to biodiversity, native plants, pollinators, and all things ecological gardening and restoration. Our focus is events taking place in Massachusetts and nearby states, as well as online programs that are of interest to our regional audience. 

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Kincentric Ecology with Ethnobiologist Enrique Salmón

June 20 | 5:00 - 6:30pm   | Online

Host: Wild Seed Project

Presenter: Enrique Salmón, Head of American Indian Studies, Cal State University

Region: Outside of MA

Cost: sliding scale

Join Indigenous Ethnobiologist Enrique Salmon for a deep dive into the practices of kincentric ecology, and the human contributions to plant diversity.

"We are all related to, and play a role as kin (relatives), in the complexity of life." - Dr. Salmón

Knockout Natives

June 20 | 7:00 - 8:30pm   | Online, In Person

Host: Connecticut Horticultural Society

Presenter: Sam Hoadley, Manager of Horticultural Research, Mt. Cuba Center

Cost: Free for CHS members, $10 for guests

Sam will highlight knockout native species and cultivars from Mt. Cuba trials. Top performers and favorites of Monarda, Phlox, Helenium, Echinacea, wild hydrangea, Carex, and Vernonia represent some of the best native plants for the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Sam will discuss their horticultural and ecological performance.

Planting for Climate Resilience

June 22 | 11:00am - 12:30pm   | In Person

Host: Wild Seed Project, at Vineyard Gardens

Presenter: Andrea Berry, Executive Director, Wild Seed Project

Region: SE, Cape, and Islands

Cost: free

Native plantings offer countless benefits in the age of climate change: they can minimize flooding and storm water runoff, shade and cool cities, survive droughts, and facilitate carbon storage.

Queer Families Nature Walk

June 23 | 10:00am - 12:00pm   | In Person

Host: Wild Seed Project, at Hidden Valley Nature Center

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Region: Outside of MA

Cost: sliding scale

During this month celebrating Pride, Wild Seed Project is hosting our first ever Queer Ecology nature walk! We are so excited to gather and greet in awe the resilience, diversity, adaptability, and queerness alive in all parts of the world around us.

Gardening for Nature: Using Ecological Principles to Enhance Pollinator Habitat

June 25 | 7:00 - 8:00pm   | Online

Host: Massachusetts Pollinator Network

Presenter: Brendan Carson, Ph.D. candidate, Tufts, Tufts Pollinator Initiative

Region: Greater Boston , Region: Metrowest , Region: Central MA , Region: Western MA , Region: Northeast MA , Region: SE, Cape, and Islands , Region: Outside of MA

Cost: free

Learn how to make the most of your pollinator habitat.

New England’s Wildflowers - Part 2 Mid-summer (Mid-July to Mid-August)

June 27 | 7:00 - 8:00pm   | Online

Host: Cary Memorial Library

Presenter: Bill Gette

Cost: FREE

In this colorful presentation, Bill Gette will show you an amazing variety of mid-summer wildflowers that flourish in area fields, along forest edges, in wetlands, and beside country lanes. Mid-summer is a great time to search for wildflowers.

Pollinator Walk

July 3 | 5:00 - 7:00pm, July 17 | 5:00 - 7:00pm, August 7 | 5:00 - 7:00pm   | In Person

Host: Cape Cod Learning Tours

Region: SE, Cape, and Islands

Cost: ​$30 adults, $20 ages 7+, Free for Children under 6

Join respected guides for Pollinator Walks in these special areas of Cape Cod, and discover the many types of pollinators that exist here!

July 3 @ Francis Crane Wildlife Management Area
July 17 @ the Gardens of Provincetown
August 7 @ Cape Cod Organic Farm

Pollinator Walk

July 3 | 5:00 - 7:00pm, July 17 | 5:00 - 7:00pm, August 7 | 5:00 - 7:00pm   | In Person

Host: Cape Cod Learning Tours

Region: SE, Cape, and Islands

Cost: ​$30 adults, $20 ages 7+, Free for Children under 6

Join respected guides for Pollinator Walks in these special areas of Cape Cod, and discover the many types of pollinators that exist here!

July 3 @ Francis Crane Wildlife Management Area
July 17 @ the Gardens of Provincetown
August 7 @ Cape Cod Organic Farm

Pollinator Walk

July 3 | 5:00 - 7:00pm, July 17 | 5:00 - 7:00pm, August 7 | 5:00 - 7:00pm   | In Person

Host: Cape Cod Learning Tours

Region: SE, Cape, and Islands

Cost: ​$30 adults, $20 ages 7+, Free for Children under 6

Join respected guides for Pollinator Walks in these special areas of Cape Cod, and discover the many types of pollinators that exist here!

July 3 @ Francis Crane Wildlife Management Area
July 17 @ the Gardens of Provincetown
August 7 @ Cape Cod Organic Farm

2024 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium

September 14 | 8:00am - 3:45pm   | In Person

Host: Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (MMGA)

Presenter: Heather Holm, Ian Caton, Shannon Currey, Jan Johnsen, See description, See description

Region: Greater Boston , Region: Metrowest , Region: Central MA , Region: Western MA , Region: Northeast MA , Region: SE, Cape, and Islands

Cost: $85.00 Early Bird Price thru 7/15/24; $95.00 General Price 7/16-9/4/24

Looking to learn more about native plant care? Supporting native specialist bees? Designing a serene garden space? Sign up for our annual day-long event, Sat., Sept. 14, at Bentley University, Waltham.