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 - power point presentations, handouts and more!
2021 – Winter Inspiration - talks and videos...
January – 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.
February – Watch for a new campaign about birds and pollinators called 70% Native Plants: trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants count!
March 9th, 7pm – We have invited Meredith Gallogly from Grown Native Massachusetts to talk about pollinators, birds and plants. Q&A and discussion. More soon.
Videos to enjoy while sequestering...Think spring - and plan to plant NATIVE! Rethinking what to plant and what to take out... March 2020 e-blast
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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. March 2020 VIDEO of Talk and Slide Set
A retreat weekend co-sponsored by and held at Woolman Hill, Deerfield. March 2020
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.
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 Presentation, 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.
Gardening for Wildlife: Why Native Plants Matter to Songbirds - Desiree L Narango, Urban Wildlife Ecologist, June 12, 2019. Power Point presentation
A Pollinator Corridor for Greenfield? - Tom Sullivan, Pollinators Now! April 20, 2019.
Pollinators: Silent Spring, and Rachel Carson's Legacy - Pat Hynes, Director Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, March 14, 2019.