Events & Programs
Browsing event topic: native plants
Because our yards and gardens are essential parts of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us, it is essential that we keep them in working order.
This workshop is intended for teachers, educators, land trust representatives, and other community leaders who intend to increase the population of native plant, bird, and pollinator species on their schoolyard, land trust, or other community landscape. We will deliver content related to how important these species are and provide strategies for engaging youth and other audiences in the process.
Explore the wooded trails, open meadows and shorelines at Gilsland Farm and learn to recognize some of the wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and trees native to Maine. Heather will talk about which species are adaptable to gardens and developed landscapes, the threats to their survival, and inspire you with their unusual reproductive strategies, and ediblble and medicinal properties. Learning to recognize the native species in our midst is the first step to advocating for their preservation.