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DATE CHANGE Meeting March 22, 2016 – Choosing and Growing Native Plants

We shifted the customary date to accommodate early voting. Welcome back Pat Sommers.  We all enjoyed her program last year and I am sure she will

Wild Columbine -Aquilegia canadensis
Wild Columbine -Aquilegia canadensis

impress again this spring.  Pat is opening her own native nursery this Spring, and it will keep the name “Natural Selections Nursery.”  She will now be located near Reems Creek Road, right in Weaverville.  She will be talking about her mission with this new and larger nursery, where she will finally be able to grow natives directly in the ground and start many more varieties from seed.

November 10:  Growing Natives in a Parking Lot?

Mary Hugenschmidt, a long time Master Gardener with a special interest in group-shared gardening, will bring us the list of native plants she has selected for our downtown parking bed renovation.  This workshop of sorts will permit us to work with her on planning a lovely four-seasons new bed, full of drought-tolerant and pollinator-friendly plants.

Saturday, Nov. 7th – Weaverville Arbor Day Event

Saturday, November 7th has been proclaimed Arbor Day in Weaverville!

To mark the occasion, the Weaverville Conservation Board is sponsoring a special workday in Main Street Nature Park.

Arbor-Day-WeavervilleAfter a spring and summer season of removing exotic plants from the Park, this special workday will be a planting day. We have a large number of native shrubs to be planted.

We will meet at the Pine Street entrance at the north end of the Park and work from 10 AM to Noon. If you can make it, the best tools to bring will be shovels and trowels.

We invite all participants to gather for a pizza lunch at Blue Mountain afterwards. We will need to know how many to expect, so if you can join us for the workday and for lunch afterwards please let us know by email to wwhabitat@gmail.com.