Calendar of Events

Heather Holm

Evenings with Experts

Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses

Heather Holm, Author, Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide

When:

  • September 23 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online Webinar (By Zoom)

CEUs: APLD (1.5 credits); LA CES (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)

Fee: Free and open to all.

Advance registration for the webinar is required.

Native bees are the most important pollinators for our flowering plants, but are under threat from human activity. Heather Holm will teach us about the lives of common bee genera, and the vital relationships that they have with native plants— a powerful reminder that the salvation of one is inextricably linked to the proper stewardship of the other.

Kathy Connolly headshot.

Workshop

Grow a Meadow, Large or Small

Kathy Connolly , Speaking of Landscapes

When:

  • October 14 | 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • October 15 | 4:00 - 7:00pm

Part One:

Part Two:

Where: Online (By Zoom Meeting)

CEUs: APLD (2.75 credits)

Fee: Member $78/ Non-member $88/ Workshop Sponsor $150

This is an intensive program, offered in two parts on consecutive evenings.

Native meadows are ecologically vibrant—providing food and habitat to pollinators and other wildlife, stabilizing soil, and sequestering carbon in deep, complex root systems. Creating a meadow is very different from caring for a traditional perennial bed, and understanding how to steward a meadow is critical to success. Join us for this deep dive into meadow-making, including site preparation techniques, plant selection, and long-term maintenance. This is an intensive program offered in two parts, over consecutive days.

Dan Jaffe.

Evenings with Experts

Designing with Plant Communities

Dan Jaffe Wilder, Horticulturist, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary

When:

  • October 21 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Online Webinar (By Zoom)

CEUs: APLD (1.5 credits); LA CES (1.5 credits); NOFA-AOLCP (1.5 credits)

Fee: Free and open to all.

Advance registration for the webinar is required.

All too often, during the design process, we think of plants on an individual or species basis, not considering the intricate ways that plants in the landscape interact with one another. Learn how to create planting plans based on systems more than individuals, with a focus on resilient plant communities appropriate to site conditions, and resulting in landscapes that are ecologically vibrant.

Goldenrod Hooded Owlet moth eating, guess what, seaside goldenrod!

Workshop

The Importance of Keystone Plant Species

Meredith Gallogly, Manager of Programs, Grow Native Massachusetts

When:

  • October 29 | 5:30 - 7:30pm

Where: Online (By Zoom Meeting)

CEUs: APLD (credits pending)

Fee: Member $32/ Non-member $42/ Workshop Sponsor $100

Some native plant genera host many more species of caterpillars than others—and thus play a critical role in sustaining ecosystems, particularly bird populations. These super host plants are keystone species, which have an out-size impact on the health and biodiversity of their ecosystems. This program will highlight our top local keystone plants, both woody and perennial species, with tips on establishing and managing these plants to help you maximize the ecological value of the places you steward.