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Using Native Plants in Your Yard and Garden

April 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful oasis in your backyard while supporting local flora and fauna?? Join Ellen, a plant fanatic and pollinator lover, to learn about the many ways you can create beautiful and beneficial pollinator habitats in just a few steps. Creating pollinator habitat has never been more important; by adding just a few native plants to your landscape you can create habitat for hundreds of different kinds of beneficial insects. Discover what plants support native insects and wildlife, including different native bees, butterflies, and birds!!

Ellen Scheid has been in the garden since she was a young child with her father. She studied Natural Resource Management and Ecology at Indiana University, where her interest in native plants began. She has worked on building beneficial habitats for insects and wildlife for the past four years throughout the Northeast. She now works as an Outdoor Gardener at New England Botanic Garden where her work is focused on landscaping with native plants. She also works with private homeowners to create beneficial landscapes and alternative lawns with native plants.

This program is supported by a grant from the Georgetown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Attendees will receive a native plant plug to plant in their yard. Please register so we know how many plugs to buy! Register here:

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April 15, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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