March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

FREE

Go Native at the 8th Annual Gardening Green Expo!

2020 Gardening Green Expo
Saturday, March 28, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Kennedy’s Country Gardens, Scituate

Think spring and mark your calendar for Gardening Green Expo. The theme for this year is Go Native!

Populations of birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are declining worldwide, but there are things you can do to make a difference. You can support pollinators by planting native plants! Pollinators evolved with native plants, which are best adapted to your local climate, soil, and growing season, and usually require less water than imported ornamentals. Many butterfly and moth larvae also feed on a specific native plant species. You don’t need a huge garden to help out, any small planting will do. Even the smallest piece of land, window box or container garden can help support pollinators. Gardens planted with the right plants can create a network of habitat connections in an increasingly fragmented environment. Choosing plants that flower at different times of the year can provide nectar and pollen sources throughout the growing season. You can do your part by using native plants to create pollinator friendly gardens.

At Gardening Green Expo you can stroll through the greenhouses at Kennedy’s Country Gardens and visit with vendors of products and services that will help you get the best out of your garden and lawn. There will also be talks by local experts and environmental organizations (stay tuned for topics and times). In conjunction with the expo, NSRWA will be taking orders for rain barrels and composters again this year.

The expo is Saturday, March 28 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Kennedy’s Country Gardens, 85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy (Rt. 3A), Scituate. This is a FREE event and is family friendly, so plan to bring the kids! Join us and learn all about what you can do to Go Native!

This FREE expo is sponsored by the WaterSmart program, North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Kennedy’s Country Gardens. WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSmart has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.

Downloadable Plant Resources from Kennedy’s Country Gardens

Please enjoy these 2019 Gardening Green Expo videos thanks to Norwell Spotlight TV.

Katie Banks Hone, The Monarch Gardener
Saving the Monarch, One Yard at a Time

NORWELL NATURE WATCH – SAVING THE MONARCH, ONE YARD AT A TIME from Norwell Spotlight TV on Vimeo.

 

Jon Belber, Friends of Holly Hill Farm
Planting Organic, Big and Small

NORWELL NATURE WATCH – PLANTING ORGANIC, BIG AND SMALL from Norwell Spotlight TV on Vimeo.

 

Jean Devine, Meadowscaping for Biodiversity
Saving the Planet Starts in Your Backyard: How to Garden with Native Plants to Help Pollinators, Birds and Your Community

NORWELL NATURE WATCH – SAVING THE PLANTS STARTS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD: HOW TO GARDEN WITH NATIVE PLANTS TO HELP POLLINATORS from Norwell Spotlight TV on Vimeo.

 

Blake Dinius, Plymouth County Entomologist
Little Bee, Big World: Challenges of Solitary Native Bees

NORWELL NATURE WATCH – CHALLENGES OF SOLITARY NATIVE BEES from Norwell Spotlight TV on Vimeo.

 

Suzanne Mahler, SuzanneMahler.com
Creating a Garden for Pollinators

NORWELL NATURE WATCH – CREATING A GARDEN FOR POLLINATORS from Norwell Spotlight TV on Vimeo.

 

Ken Pearl, Magical Moon Farm Bee Keeper
The Importance of Pollinators and What We Can Do for Them

NORWELL NATURE WATCH – THE IMPORTANCE OF POLLINATORS AND WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM from Norwell Spotlight TV on Vimeo.This FREE expo is sponsored by the WaterSmart programNorth and South Rivers Watershed Association and Kennedy’s Country Gardens.

WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSmart has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizers

North and South Rivers Watershed Association
Kennedy’s Country Gardens

Venue

Kennedy’s Country Gardens
85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Scituate, MA 02066 United States
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