Limited capacity: Registration Closed
March 27th, Monday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Swampscott Conservancy Native Species Garden Talk, Swampscott Senior Center Dining Room, 200R Essex Street, Swampscott. Join us at the start of Spring to hear from the experts! What if your garden (or even your window box or planter) could help restore the ecology of your neighborhood? What if you could give birds and pollinators what they need to thrive? Native species plants are low maintenance, are beautiful, and the butterflies and birds will thank you! “Native Plant Gardens - why the plants you nurture matter!” This talk is about why every garden should be a native garden. The audience will be introduced to the evolutionary history among native plants and the critters that use these plants as habitat. Dr. Colleen Hitchcock will share about the work of the Swampscott Conservancy in town and show how growing native plants and using ecological landscape practices can simultaneously reverse biodiversity loss and increase resilience in our landscapes – all while creating a beautiful garden! Dr. Colleen Hitchcock is a member of the Board of Directors of the Swampscott Conservancy and chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Brandeis University.
Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is requested 781-718-0401, www.seaglassvillage.org , or the Swampscott Senior Center. Open to all. FREE.