Designing with Plant Communities

Designing with Plant Communities

VIRTUAL EVENT - A free lecture by Dan Jaffe on Oct 21 at 7:00pm, presented by Grow Native Massachusetts.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Grow Native Massachusetts is proud to present our 2020 Evenings with Experts lecture series! This talk is free and open to all—check our website for registration information.

Join us for this talk with Dan Jaffe, Horticulturist at Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary.

All too often, during the design process, we think of plants on an individual or species basis. Yet in the landscape, plants are constantly interacting with one another in intricate ways. What happens if we create planting plans focused on complete systems rather than collections of individuals? Join us to learn how to create healthy, resilient plant communities that are beautiful and ecologically vibrant. Dan Jaffe will discuss how to select and combine the right species for specific site conditions, and how this community-oriented approach can be applied to plantings of all sizes.

Dan Jaffe is passionate about ecological horticulture, and enhancing the wildlife value of every landscape. Prior to joining Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, he was the senior plant propagator at Garden in the Woods. He is the co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, which features his captivating photographs.

Thank you to our community partners— the Cambridge Public Library, Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects— for their support of this series.

Continuing education credits will be available.

More information is available on our website:

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