The Diversity & Ecological Value of Native Shrubs - Field Walk

Highbush blueberry fall foliage.


Instructor: Meredith Gallogly, Grow Native Massachusetts

  • September 29 | 10:00am - 12:15pm

Fee: Member $28/ Non-Member $38/ Workshop Sponsor $100

Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.

Planting native shrubs in our gardens is a valuable way to create habitat, but many of these beautiful and adaptable species are still little known or underutilized in horticulture. Join us to learn about the diversity and ecological value of the native shrubs that are common in our local woodlands, wetlands, and field edges, as well as how they can be incorporated into managed landscape settings. The field walk will include more time dedicated to learning how to identify the shrubs we encounter, and in observing how this summer's drought has impacted different species. 

In her role as Manager of Programs, Meredith Gallogly organizes Grow Native’s educational programs and native plant sale, and produces the eNews. An avid plant observer, she loves helping others discover the beauty of our native flora and understand its importance as the foundation of our ecosystems.

Note: For the first time, we are offering a workshop in two formats: as a field walk, and as a presentation on Zoom. These sessions will cover some overlapping material, but they are two distinct programs, each emphasizing different aspects of a broad topic. You may register for the field walk, for the online presentation, or for both!