Our chapter focuses on outreach: we aim to educate the general public about the beauty and ecological value of native plants. We organize a wide variety of activities such as garden tours, guided walks, plant sales, and seed demonstrations. To reach the most people, we host events in various towns.
Anyone –whether you are a “newbie” gardener or experienced – is welcome to join our activities! Our activities are listed events below.
As part of our outreach focus, we participate in many environmental events throughout Essex County. If you would like us to host an information table for your town or organization, please contact us at .
Need a speaker for your community group, library, Scout troop, or garden club? We are happy to give talks about native plants at no cost!
Potential topics include:
Our chapter’s activities are organized by a steering committee of eight native plant enthusiasts: Dena Corbin, Dennis Hillerud, Jessica Miller, Phaedra Singelis, John Suskewich, Alice van Straalen, and Deb Ellis (leader). We also have many dedicated volunteers who help “spread the word” about native plants.