Please join us on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm at the Friends of Bees monthly Zoom meeting for a presentation on transforming your bump-out or planting strip (between sidewalk and street) into a pollinator garden. Melinda Dennis, a Watertown resident and member of Friends of Bees and Watertown Community Gardens (WCG), will share her beginner’s experience planting a 200 square foot bump-out with perennial flowers for attracting pollinators.
Ellen Menounos, a Watertown resident and Environmental Planner for the city of Newton, will join us to offer her expertise in native perennials. The Watertown Department of Public Works encourages these plantings and offers useful guidelines to follow, which will be highlighted during the talk.
This webinar is part of WCG’s mission to encourage gardening in Watertown with native plants to support our local biodiversity, including bees, birds, and other pollinators. Planting with native plants also improves our soil, air, health, and our area’s natural beauty.
Date: March 29th 7- 8:30pm
Join WCG for our second pilot project converting one of our WCG’s board member’s barren planting strips in Watertown into a pollinator garden in one day. Tools and hardy perennial plants suited to New England’s harsh winters of snow, ice, and rock salt and the rough roadside location will be provided. Take home knowledge about native (and non-native) plants [should we list a few plants here?] and the resources you need to transform your own space and help the city compensate for some of our lost greenery. Please bring your own gardening gloves. Registration is limited to ten gardeners. Volunteers are welcome!
Watertown Community Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 1041, Watertown, MA 02471