Register Now for Claudia Thompson’s Talk: The Power of Native Plants and Ecological Gardening

Save the date! We are delighted to host a virtual talk on Tuesday, March 2, at 7pm on ‘The Power of Native Plants and Ecological Gardening’ by Claudia Thompson, the founder of Grow Native Massachusetts. Please register here to join!

Our garden can be both a thing of beauty and a benefit to the local ecosystem, supporting life for birds, butterflies, and pollinators. Claudia will give an overview of native plants and just why they are so important! Using her 7,000 square foot garden in Cambridge, MA, as a case study, she will discuss being a steward of landscapes that are both beautiful and places of biodiversity, with a special focus on creating a welcoming habitat for birds.

Claudia Thompson has extensive experience in the field of ecological gardening. She founded Grow Native Massachusetts in 2010 and has become a nationally recognized leader in the native plant movement. She has had an extensive career in the environmental sector. Some of her notable roles include serving as Director of Education for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Director of Drumlin Farm for Mass Audubon, and board member for the New England Wildflower Society (now Native Plant Trust). She is a strong advocate of the importance of land stewardship and believes that conservation begins at home.

Everyone is invited to join us for this talk on such an important topic. We look forward to hearing Claudia’s tips on using native plants in our own gardens and learning more about ecological gardening!