www.metrowestclimatesolutions.org Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Lectures & Conferences, Nature
Extinctions of plants and animals and climate change seem like overwhelming problems but each of us can fight these crises right at home, especially by treating our home gardens as habitat to nurture the living things native to our continent.
Join MetroWest Climate Solutions on May 5, 7 p.m., for a free session with Claudia Thompson, founder of Grow Native Massachusetts. Thompson will illustrate how she created a home landscape rich with habitat — supporting wildlife, birds, and pollinators. More than 80 species of birds have visited or nested in her relatively small urban garden. Register here.
With this inspirational case study, we will learn tangible steps that all of us can take in our yards to improve the ecological health of our communities. Learn how you can become part of the climate solution — by emphasizing native plants, embracing ecological processes, and making your garden a place full of life.
Ms. Thompson founded Grow Native Massachusetts in 2010, which has given her national recognition as a leader in the native plant movement. Her work as a landscape ecologist and her extensive career in the environmental sector has included serving as Director of Education for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Director of Drumlin Farm for Mass Audubon, and Board Member of the New England Wild Flower Society.
Ready to add native plants to your yard? Attendees who live within five miles of Wayland, Mass. will be offered a community service garden visit by Jean Milburn, Wayland’s Native Plant Ambassador from the MCA Native Pollinator Task Force.
This event is funded by First Parish in Wayland’s Lydia Maria Child Fund, which supports activism and social justice activities.
MetroWest Climate Solutions’ mission is to inspire sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities and to host timely, relevant programs that encourage all of us to get involved in bringing about solutions. MCS is a local partnership of organizations and congregations including First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church of Weston, Sustainable Weston Action Group (SWAG) and a growing list of communities and individuals.