Add this Event to Calendar 02/25/2021 07:00 PM 02/25/2021 08:30 PM Why Native Plant Landscapes Matter

Claudia Thompson, founder and president emerita of Grow Native Massachusetts, will give an overview of the essential role of native plants in ecosystem health, starting with the concept of co-evolution between plants and animals and ending with a tour of her 7,000 sq.-ft. garden in Cambridge. She’ll explain the differences among native, naturalized, and invasive plants, and explore the food web that links plants to insects, birds, wildlife, and humans. She’ll cover the essential .principles for designing gardens that are both places of beauty and biodiversity, and habitats for birds, butterflies, and wildlife.