Planting for Pollinators! Events
We hold 4 - 6 seasonally-appropriate events each year. Watch this space for those being planned, as well as past events - videos, power point presentations, handouts and more!
May 26, 2021 - Greenfield's Street Trees - challenges and opportunities. With the Greenfield Tree Committee
May 2021 - Invasive Plant Removal & Replant!- Japanese knotweed at the Greenfield Swimming area
Past GG Events & Videos...Think spring - and plan to plant NATIVE!
Birds, Insects and Plants: Sustaining Healthy Food Webs with Keystone Plant Speciesa talk by Meredith Gallogly, Manager of Programs at Grow Native Massachusetts, takes a deep dive into the ecological links between birds, caterpillars, and native plants, and what we can do to support this system while adding beauty to our yards and communities. Video of presentation; Meredith's handouts, March 2021 for GG
70% Native Plants: trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants count! Check out "WHY" this campaign, watch video by Dr. Desiree Narango, find plants to support our birds, butterflies, bees and more! FEb 2021 - new GG campaign launched
Where the Wild Things Are: Native Plants for Pollinators, a talk by Dan Jaffe Wilder and a film on how building soil health helps reduce the climate crisis by sequestering carbon: &
Kiss the Ground. Jan 2021-suggested viewing while sequestering. Watch anytime!
Hope for Wild is a talk by Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, The Living Landscape, and recently released Nature’s Best Hope, A new approach to conservation that starts in your yard. He shares stunning photos he took in his yard, and fascinating stories of moths, birds, and Butterflies and more.
The Chickadee's Guide to Gardening: Why Native Plants Matter to Songbirds –Dr. Desiree Narango, urban wildlife research scientist, and Doug Tallamy’s former student, talks about her Chickadee research. It is very similar to the talk she gave to Greening Greenfield last fall.
Interview with Doug Tallamy. To learn more about what lead Doug to research native vs non-native plants and their role in the landscape, check this out.
Gardening For Wildlife: Why Native Plants Matter To Pollinators & Songbirds- Dr. Desiree L. Narango, research scientist talks about her latest findings on what to plant to bring pollinators and birds to your community. VIDEO of Talk and Slide Set March 2020 for GG
A retreat weekend co-sponsored by and held at Woolman Hill, Deerfield. March 2020 for GG
How to Design Native Habitats, for pollinators, people, and the Planet - Dr. Desiree L. Narango, research scientist; Connor Stedman, ecological designer, Ted Watt, naturalist. Hear from experts, work collaboratively on design projects, and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of Woolman Hill. . . News release
Trees and their Roles in the Lives of Native Bees – Joan Milam, UMass Amherst research scientist talks about her research on native bees. Held in collaboration with Greenfield Tree Committee, Feb 2020 for GG.
Fall Gardening for Pollinators, Helping Bees & Butterflies Survive Winter - Larri Cochran, Western MA Pollinators Network, will talk about putting a native garden to bed for the winter in a way that supports pollinators, Oct 2019 Powerpoint slide set, HAND-OUTS: Bumble Bee Species, Native Plant List, August 2019, 2019 Pesticide Free Sources of Seeds and Plants
Fall Planting of Native Trees and Shrubs -Steve Jackson, Native Plant Trust/Nasami Farm, talks about planting in the fall - especially native trees and shrubs. September 2019 for GG
Gardening for Wildlife: Why Native Plants Matter to Songbirds - Desiree L Narango, Urban Wildlife Ecologist Power Point slide set June 2019 for GG
A Pollinator Corridor for Greenfield? - Tom Sullivan, Pollinators Now! April 2019 for GG
Pollinators: Silent Spring, and Rachel Carson's Legacy - Pat Hynes, Director Traprock Center for Peace and Justice. March 2019 for GG