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Meadowscaping for Biodiversity Perennial Native Plant Sale

Meadowscaping for Biodiversity Perennial Native Plant Sale
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA
Open to Public: 
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Attendance Fee: 
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Registration required: 
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Support nature and Waltham Youth. Meadowscaping for Biodiversity (MS4B) at the PERENNIAL NATIVE PLANT SALE: BUY POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY PLANTS and SUPPORT WALTHAM TEENS This is the second year of the summer Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP). Waltham teens, employed by the City, are learning how to be entrepreneurs and good environmental citizens while working outdoors selling and planting hardy, drought-tolerant native plants. Participants have planted meadows on the Waltham Common and at First Parish Church Waltham, removed invasive plants, and set up a sale where they sold $540 in plants. Income from the plant sale offsets some students’ salaries and program costs.
(YEEP is also in Cambridge at Reservoir Church until August 10. Information: contact Jean Devine, (617) 947-6256,or by email.)
Pre-order plants by downloading the plant order form on the website and sending it with your check made out to Meadowscaping for Biodiversity to: Barbara Passero, Director, MEADOWSCAPING for Biodiversity, 174 Moody St. #244, Waltham, MA 02453. (Pre-orders must be received by Monday, August 13, 2018.)
WHY NATIVE PLANTS MATTER (From the National Audubon Society “Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved. They are the ecological basis upon which life depends, including birds and people. Without them and the insects that co-evolved with them, local birds cannot survive…Unfortunately, most of the landscaping plants available in nurseries are alien species from other countries. These exotic plants not only sever the food web, but many have become invasive pests, outcompeting native species and degrading habitat in remaining natural areas…Landscaping choices have meaningful effects on the populations of birds and the insects they need to survive. The bottom line is this--homeowners, landscapers, and local policy makers can benefit birds and other wildlife by simply selecting native plants when making their landscaping decisions.” http://www.meadowmaking.org