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July 2014

15 July

Garden in the Woods: Enjoying the Present, Planning for the Future
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods is a 45-acre botanical garden with over 1,000 native plant species on display and 150 rare and endangered species. Today, Garden in the Woods must grapple with a future of uncertainty in the face of climate change. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the master plan recently completed by Andropogon Associates to envision the future and advance the sustainable operations of this botanical gem.  Register today!

21 July

Project Native: The Balance and Beauty of Natural Ecosystems
Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Project Native Nursery and Wildlife Sanctuary, Housatonic, MA

Join us in picturesque Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to explore Project Native’s native plant nursery and wildlife sanctuary. In this diverse and beautiful natural ecosystem, Project Native inspires a love of nature that motivates visitors to create, restore, and maintain healthy landscapes. Register today!

31 July

Found Well Farm: Native Plant Nursery with Permaculture Roots
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:00pm – 6:00pm  (Rain Date August 4th)
Found Well Farm, Pembroke, NH

Found Well Farm (FWF) is a permaculture farm and nursery located in central NH that specializes in native landscape perennials and shrubs as well as certified organic vegetable seedlings. Located on one acre, Ayn Whytemare is constantly challenged to get the most out of each area. Register today!

August 2014

7 August

A Native Meadow: 40 Acres and Over 10 Years of Success
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:00—3:00pm
Twin Maples Estate, Salisbury, Connecticut

More than a decade ago, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates (LWLA) designed and installed 40 acres of native meadows and prepared management plans for extensive woodlands on this 400-acre estate in northwest Connecticut. Join us to visit the mature meadow,  and learn how the introduced native plants have been dispersing seeds and invasive species have been carefully controlled. The property’s dynamic has now shifted and native species dominate and are even proliferating into unplanted areas. Register today!

12 August

The Trouble with Earthworms
Tuesday, August 12th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Join tour guide, Mark Richardson, who will discuss Garden in the Woods ecological management practices as well as research aimed at slowing down the booming population of earthworms in the Garden. Register today!

18 August

The Edible Landscape at Wellesley College
Monday, August 18, 2014,  5:00pm – 7:00pm
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Join tour guide, Tricia Diggins to explore three main components of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens (WCBG) edible landscape. Register today!

19 August

Caring for the Trees At The Rose Kennedy Greenway
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:00pm – 3:00pm  (Rain Date August 20)
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

Join tour guides Conservancy Superintendent of Horticulture, Stuart Shillaber and Horticulture Foreman, Anthony Ruggiero for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenway focused on the trees and the tree care program. Register today!

20 August

The Beautiful and Functional Raingarden at St. George’s School
Wednesday, August 20th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
St. George’s School, Middletown, RI

Join us to learn about the beautiful and functional bio-retention raingarden that was engineered and designed to capture all the rain water from the new L.E.E.D. Gold-certified, Nathaniel P. Hill Library at St. George’s School that was designed, planted, and is maintained by Lori Silvia. Register today!

September 2014

19 September

The Trees at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00pm
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY

From the earliest designs, trees have played an important role at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). Dating from the early 1900s, the Native Flora Garden exhibits trees native to the New York area. Join tour guide Chris Roddick to learn about the veteran trees as well as new plantings at BBG. Register today!

23 September

Organic Lawns at The Rose Kennedy Greenway
Tuesday, September 23, 2014,  1:00pm – 3:00pm  (Rain Date September 24)
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

Join tour guides Conservancy Superintendent of Horticulture, Stuart Shillaber and Horticulture Foreman, Anthony Ruggiero for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Greenway focused on the organic lawn care program. Register today!

October 2014

3 October

Native Plants – Native Brews – Native Talent
Friday, October 3, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Join us for this unique opportunity to enjoy the fall foliage of native plants while reconnecting with native talent (colleagues) and sharing your favorite native brew (BYOS – Bring Your Own and Swap). Native soft drinks will be provided. Register today!