The Olin College Library will host a Native Plants Symposium in partnership with Green Needham and several other local organizations. The event will take place from 3 – 6 pm in the Milas Hall Auditorium at Olin College.
Listening to the Landscape: Using Nature’s Clues to Design a Garden That Works
Natural ecosystems can provide us with a lot of information on native plants and how they grow. Looking into the symbiotic relationships these ecosystems use will inform the choices we make when designing sustainable landscapes. Natural ecosystems will also provide us with the framework we need to attract birds, bees, butterflies and other exciting critters. Choosing native plants that provide food and forage for wildlife is a great way to keep a diversity of life happy and abundant in your landscape. Invasive plants can disrupt this delicate balance of life and removing them is the most important step to take in designing a garden that works.
Join us in Olin College’s Milas Hall Auditorium to hear speakers from New England Wild Flower Society discuss great native alternatives to invasive species as well as to meet community organizations actively engaged in native plants initiatives.
3:00 – 4:30 pm: Exhibit and Partner table time
4:30 – 6:00 pm: Native Plants talk
Local organizations include: GROW (Olin student group), The Needham Community Farm, The Needham Historical Society, The Neighborhood Farm, The New England Wildflower Society and Volante Farms.
Financial assistance for this symposium is made possible with Federal funds from the Institute on Museum and Library Services administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.