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May 1st Workshop: Plant a Garden for Pollinators

Date: May 1, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm 

bee loving plantsTopic: Plant a garden for pollinators

Speaker: Suzanne Mahler

Place: 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, MA 02043

Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds are essential for a healthy ecosystem. Developing a pollinator-friendly garden provides sources of nectar and pollen for these fascinating visitors in addition to ensuring higher yields of vegetables, fruits and seeds for both human and wildlife consumption while offering beauty and entertainment.

Learn about the growing threats and stressors to our pollinators, the need for creating suitable habitats free of invasive plant, and the best plants to attract a diversity of pollinators through the seasons.

April 3rd Workshop: Color All Summer

Date: April 3, 2017 Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm  Topic: Color All Summer: Reports from Annual Alley Speaker: C.L. Fornari Place: South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacob’s Lane, Norwell, MA     C.L. Fornari is a writer, speaker, radio host and garden consultant. She is the author of several books including Coffee for Roses andContinue Reading

March 6th: 10 Herbs everyone should know and grow

Date: March 6, 2017   Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm   Topic: Beyond the Basics: 10 Herbs everyone should know and grow   Speaker: Karen O’Brien   Place: 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, MA 02043   Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (and Basil) are much-loved herbs that form a backbone of a good herb garden. This lectureContinue Reading

Feb 6th Workshop: Solitary Bees-The Other Bees

Date: February 6, 2017 Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm  Topic: Solitary Bees: The Other Bees Speaker: Don Salvatore Place: 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, MA 02043   Our honey bees are in decline! What can we do for our essential pollinators?   Our crops and foliage still need to be pollinated. Native mason bees, leaf-cutter bees, diggerContinue Reading

November 7th Workshop: Winning Winter Boxes

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016 Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm Place: 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, MA 02043   Speaker: Deb Trickett Topic: Winning Winter Boxes Winter approaches but this doesn’t mean your window boxes or containers need to spend the next four months filled with the skeletons of long-dead plants. Instead, you can compost the spentContinue Reading