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Evenings with Experts: Designing with Plant Communities

Evenings with Experts--sponsored by Grow Native Massachusetts. Tonight's free public lecture is "Designing with Plant Communities", and Dan Jaffe will discuss how to select and combine the right species for specific site conditions, and how this community-oriented approach can be applied to plantings of all sizes.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/1/2020
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 pm
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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138
United States
Presenter: Dan Jaffe, Horticulturist, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary
Contact: Meredith Gallogly
781-790-8921

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Evenings with Experts 2020,   presented by Grow Native Massachusetts 

 

A Public Lecture Series at the Cambridge Public Library

For more information, visit us at http://grownativemass.org/programs/eveningswithexperts, or call 781-790-8921.

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April 1


Designing with Plant Communities
Dan Jaffe, Horticulturalist, Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary


All too often, during the design process, we think of plants on an individual or species basis. Yet in the landscape, plants are constantly interacting with one another in intricate ways. What happens if we create planting plans focused on complete systems rather than collections of individuals? Join us to learn how to create healthy, resilient plant communities that are beautiful and ecologically vibrant. Dan Jaffe will discuss how to select and combine the right species for specific site conditions, and how this community-oriented approach can be applied to plantings of all sizes.

Dan Jaffe is passionate about ecological horticulture, and enhancing the wildlife value of every landscape. Prior to joining Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, he was the senior plant propagator at Garden in the Woods. He is the co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, which features his captivating photographs.


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May 1

 

Native Bees: Our Pollination Powerhouses

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

 

Native bees are the most important and effective pollinators for our flowering plants. Although they play a crucial role in sustaining biodiversity, they are poorly understood and under threat from human activity. Heather Holm will teach us how to recognize common bee genera, and enlighten us about their fascinating life cycles, nesting habitat, and foraging needs. Come learn more about the mutualistic 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.

Heather Holm is an expert on pollinators whose first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, brought her national attention. She is a sought-after speaker who is passionate about educating audiences. Her recent book, Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, won the 2018 American Horticultural Society Book Award.



 

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