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Guided Walking Tour of Native Plant Trust’s Nasami Farm
July 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
As many species of animals, insects, and plants are disappearing globally, more gardeners and land managers are recognizing the importance of cultivating native plants in our yards and open spaces. On Saturday, July 23, join us for a walking tour of Native Plant Trust’s Nasami Farm where thousands of native plants are grown from wild seed. Nursery manager, Alexis Doshas will share the history and mission of the organization, the vital importance of native plants, and the role of the nursery in native plant conservation.
Nasami Farm is located in Whatley on 75 acres of bucolic farmland and is home to numerous plant communities and diverse wildlife. Included in this event is a tour of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Native Plant Center with its climate-controlled seed storage room, greenhouses, and garden shop (open on weekends 9 am-5 pm).
Alexis Doshas holds an MS in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England, and teaches many classes on propagation and native plant ecology. She also runs a small scale medicinal herb farm, Forest Garden Farm, which specializes in native plants.
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