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Wednesday, May 29,6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Invasive Plants: What are they? And what can be done?
Join tour guide, Bruce Wenning for this FREE walking tour to learn how to identify and control invasive plants in your own yards. Register today!
Tuesday, June 4, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Native Shrub Heroes
Learn about plants that offer color and form to our landscapes, but also provide nourishment and habitat for birds, mammals, and insects. Recommendations include how to replace invasive shrubs (like burning bush) with more ecological choices. Register today!
Wednesday, June 5, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Natural Swimming Ponds: Behind the Scenes
With careful planning and installation, a natural swimming pond provides a beautiful and relaxing place for swimming, an ecological landscape feature, and a wildlife sanctuary all in one. Register today!
Monday, June 17, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Foraging for Edibles in the Landscape
Join tour guide, Russ Cohen, to view plants in the landscape through a new lens. What plants are edible? And how can they be used in the kitchen? Register today!
Wednesday, June 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Spicket River Greenway
The Spicket River Greenway is a three-mile long “emerald bracelet” of green spaces and walking paths connecting parks and open space through multiple neighborhoods and encompasses riverfront restoration and neighborhood revitalization. Join us to learn more about this successful urban project. Register today!
Saturday, June 29, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn from a major pond renovation project which has involved invasive plant removal, dredging to increase pond area and depth, landscaping plans to include natives, and more. Register today!
Wednesday, July 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stormwater Solutions at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Join Paul Kwiatkowski to learn more about the stormwater projects that Mount Auburn Cemetery has completed to address habitat preservation and water quality in their water bodies. Register today!
Friday, July 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Edible Landscape Oasis: Permaculture in Practice
Eric Tonesmeier invites us to tour his urban oasis to witness the successful food production and to learn how it was achieved by overcoming the challenges of a tiny urban lot. Register today!
Thursday, August 1, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
YardScaping: Beautiful & Ecological Garden Inspiration
YardScaping is an ecological demonstration garden project on the shores of Back Bay in Portland, ME. A group of diverse team of volunteers from public, private, profit and non-profit organizations created this educational project to showcase the possibilities for attractive, low-input, and low-impact gardening. Register today!