Native Plant Celebration Day and Garden Tour

  • Ashokan Center Beaverkill Rd Olivebridge, NY, 12461 United States

The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) is hosting a native plant workshop on Friday, May 8th. For decades exotic plants have been sold as ornamental options in nursery stock. Several have managed to escape from their cultivated habitats and become invasive problems in the New York, such as Norway maple, porcelainberry, and Japanese honeysuckle. For plants such as these, ornamental plantings often become new invasion sources for the surrounding area; new regulations in NYS have banned the sale and transportation of many exotic invasive plants. Come learn about native alternatives for these invasive species with CRISP Coordinator Molly Marquand. Later, hear the case for native pollinator gardens from Master Naturalist and bee expert Tim Stanley, and tour the Ashokan Center's native gardens.  Please bring a bagged lunch.

Register with Dan Snider at dsnider@catskillcenter.org