Reading and Discussion Group Resources

Topic 1: Native Plants


Native plant articles and guides:

Deeper dives:

New England Wild Flower Society: "State of the Plants"

Designing Wildlife Habitats: "Ecological Restoration Foundations to Designing Habitats in Urban Areas"


Shorter, but plenty informative:

Doug Tallamy: "Gardening for Life"

The University of Rhode Island: "Native Plant Site Solutions for Backyard Habitat"

NC Extension: "Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants" (focused on North Carolina, but great information)

Pollinator gardening and native plants:

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: "Pollinator Conservation in Yards and Gardens"

The Conversation: "Beyond honey bees: Wild bees are also key pollinators, and some species are disappearing"

The Tufts Pollinator Institute

Native plant lists and search tools for your garden:

Native Plant Trust: "Garden Plant Finder"

New England WIld Flower Society: "Native Plants that Attract Pollinators"

UMass Extension: "North American Plants for New England Gardens"

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: "Native Plant Finder"

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: "Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists"

NC State Extension: "North Carolina Extension School Plant Toolbox"

Visit the Growing Center at: 

22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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