email reminder from the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, more at nativeplantcenter.org
“Final Week to Order!
Native Plant Pre-Sale
Deadline: February 28
ORDER TODAY!: Robins were chattering outside the Center today, and being chased by a mockingbird that was protecting the luscious fruit of the nearby winterberries. That means spring is near and it’s time to plan your native plant garden. Select from among 50 beautiful and beneficial species (including winterberry, Ilex verticillata, see photo). Peruse descriptions and photos of the plants, download the order form, and place your order by February 28!
Conference, March 17: Increase the ecological value of your landscapes by creating essential habitat for birds, butterflies, bees, and other native animals. Learn from notable speakers, including Dr. Doug Tallamy and Dr. Steve Kress. Professionals earn 4 LA-CES credits. Details and online registration. Photo: Stephen Kress
Register Today: Learn from leading experts how to grow a sustainable landscape through Go Native U classes. You’ll be delighted to see the many native perennials to chooose for your spring/summer garden in Barbara Fischer’s class. But act quickly, the class is Tuesday evening, February 25! You can also find out how to identify and control invasive plants in Jessica Schuler’s class, which begins Thursday, February 27. Sign up now for courses in March-May, too. List of spring courses and registration information. Photo: Courtesy North Creek Nurseries
Trip to Cape & Vineyard
3-Day Getaway: Join us for an exciting excursion to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to learn about the plants and wildlife native to the region. Explore surf and turf with guided tours of a world-renowned oceanographic institute, an important coastal wildlife sanctuary, a gem of a local arboretum, and more. We’ll stay in charming Edgartown on the Vineyard, and dine at one of the President and First Lady’s favorite spots. We’ve extended the first-payment deadline to March 17.