We hold 3 - 5 seasonally-appropriate events each year. Watch this space for those being planned, as well as past events - videos, power point presentations, handouts and more!
2023 Winter Theme: Transforming our Lawns
January 16 Nature's Best Hope, talk by author Doug Tallamy to the Endangered Species Society
March 2, 6:30 pm Lawns to Meadows, talk by Ecological landscaper and author , Owen Wormser
March 16, 6:30pm Living with Nature, David Small, naturalist, Athol Bird & Nature Club
April 13 Turning a Barren Lawn into Thriving Habitat, by naturalists Charley Eiseman and Julia Blyth – ZOOM talk
Other recommended supporting VIDEOS:
Kill your Lawn, talk to Lexington, by Dan Jaffee Wilder
Creating and Managing Habitat for Native Bees, by Heather Holmes to Ohio State U.
“Pollinators in the Woods?” by Dr. Kass Urban-Mead, researcher/staff at Xerces society
Volunteer to work on Greenfield Pollinator projects here
Past GG Events & Videos...
2022, Feb. –Videos for winter viewing – Be Inspired!!
Natures Best Hope Doug Tallamy, PhD, behavioral ecologist professor, U. Delaware and author. Big picture thinking about what we need to do in our yards and communities.A (Virtual) Walk in the Garden with Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Waterfront Park . All about plants and what they do to attract bees.Climate Change, Conservation, and the Role of Native Plant Horticulture Jesse Bellemare, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Smith College, and Current president of the New England Botanical Club. Explore the idea of “assisted migration,” and his research with umbrella leaf.
We’d like to express our gratitude to Grow Native Massachusetts and the Ecological Landscape Alliance for their work and hosting these talks.
Greenfield Public Trees: Taking Stock and Planting for Our Future. With the Greenfield Tree Committee -May 26, 2021
Birds, Insects and Plants: Sustaining Healthy Food Webs with Keystone Plant Species a 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
WINTER INSPIRATION 2021 - 3-recent talks and videos...
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.
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
Gardening For Wildlife: Why Native Plants Matter To Pollinators & Songbirds- Dr. Desiree L. Narango, research scientist kicked-off the weekend with a talk 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
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.
2019-CAMPAIGN KICKED OFF: Planting for Polinators!
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