Thursday, January 24, 2008

Native Plant Workshop, Sunday, Jan. 27

The first of the new year's series of monthly native plant workshops in Princeton will be this Sunday, January 27 at 2pm. We'll meet at the Community Park North parking lot (next to Pettoranello Gardens at Mountain Ave and 206), and walk up to Mountain Lakes House, doing some winter plant identification along the way. At the house, we'll have a planning session for the new year's field trips and initiatives, and take a look at the lakeside spot we planted last fall. The Whole Earth Center will provide cider. The workshops are open to the public.
Among initiatives are:
  • Growing native wildflowers and grasses this spring from locally collected seed. Some can be grown at the Mountain Lakes greenhouse, but participants can also plant and care for a few flats in their backyards, use some of the plants and make the rest available for the workshop plant sale and local restoration projects.
  • Start a native plant workshop listserve, for participants to post questions, info and ideas.
  • Develop plant inventories for local preserves.
  • Other initiatives participants suggest.
If the weather is inclement, come directly to the Mountain Lakes House at 57 Mountain Ave. There's a parking lot at the end of the long driveway.
The workshops are co-sponsored by Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) and the Whole Earth Center.

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