Pollinate New England Workshop & Lecture, Monday July 9

June 5, 2018

Pollinate New England

Garden Installation

Monday July 9

Workshop: 1 – 4 PM

Lecture: 6 – 8:30 PM

How can YOU help the insects, birds and other animals that pollinate our plants and crops?

Portsmouth Public Library is proud to be one of twelve sites in New England chosen for a demonstration pollinator garden. The Pollinate New England initiative is a set of resources provided by the New England Wild Flower Society. To kick off our very own pollinator garden, the library and the Society will host a free workshop and lecture on installation day, Monday July 9.

Sign up for hands-on, in-depth workshop from 1 – 4 PM to learn how to use native plants in your garden to create habitat for pollinators. This program is free but space is limited. Please register at newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs.
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For a primer on the plight of pollinators and the plants that support them, attend an informational lecture from 6 – 8:30 PM. This program is also free, and more space is available, but we ask that you also register at newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs.
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Not available on July 9? Never fear! The society is offering a free online course titled Gardening for Pollinators, through August 3 2018. Or, check out their brand new database of pollinator plants specific to our eco-region at plantfinder.newenglandwild.org/plant-search.

Pollinate New England is made possible by a matching grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by the generosity of donors. Founded in 1900, New England Wild Flower Society is dedicated to conserving and promoting the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. The Society is the nation’s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society’s headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and many of our 1,200 trained volunteers work throughout New England each year to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs. The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and has six sanctuaries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that are open to the public.

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