As home and community gardeners, we make planting choices all the time. Why should native plants be prominent among our selections? And what is a native plant? In this talk, we discuss the definition of “native” and the important role of native plants in supporting birds and pollinators. We also discuss how to use them in the home and community landscape and dispell some persistent myths about native plants. The presentation also covers resources for identifying and buying native trees, shrubs and perennials. Handouts include useful plant lists and important reference sources.
This presentation is usually offered in a one-hour format and can be customized to your event and audience.