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How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators - A Talk by Annie White - Free Admission

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Grow Native Massachusetts presents a talk by Annie White, a Landscape Designer and Univ. of Vermont Adjunct Professor.

Initiatives to address pollinator decline are widespread and native plants are the preferred choice for pollinator habitat restoration. The growing demand for natives, coupled with a longstanding desire of horticulturalists for enhanced bloom, color, or other characteristics, has led to the increased selection and breeding of native cultivars. Although these cultivars are typically marketed for their ecological benefits, until now there have been no scientific studies to support or refute these claims. So are native cultivars as valuable in pollinator habitat gardens as the true native species?

Annie White will help answer this question by sharing the results of four years of field data. Her research is groundbreaking and remarkable.

Annie White is the founder of Nectar Landscape Design Studio and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Vermont. She earned her MS in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her recent PhD in Plant & Soil Science from the University of Vermont was focused on this exceptional new research on native plant cultivars.

Location:
The Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsor(s): Grow Native Massachusetts
Time(s): 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Free admission
Phone: 781-790-8921
Email: mgallogly@grownativemass.org
Website: http://grownativemass.org/programs/eveningswithexperts

Published on Friday, January 06, 2017.
All information is subject to change.

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