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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020 Gardening Green Exp - Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ Kennedy's Country Gardens

2020 Gardening Green Expo

Saturday, March 28, 2020
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Kennedy’s Country Gardens

Go Native at the 8th Annual Gardening Green Expo!

Think spring and mark your calendar for Gardening Green Expo. The theme for this year is Go Native!”.

Populations of birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are declining worldwide, but there are things you can do to make a difference. You can support pollinators by planting native plants! Pollinators evolved with native plants, which are best adapted to your local climate, soil, and growing season, and usually require less water than imported ornamentals. Many butterfly and moth larvae also feed on a specific native plant species. You don’t need a huge garden to help out, any small planting will do. Even the smallest piece of land, window box or container garden can help support pollinators. Gardens planted with the right plants can create a network of habitat connections in an increasingly fragmented environment. Choosing plants that flower at different times of the year can provide nectar and pollen sources throughout the growing season. You can do your part by using native plants to create pollinator friendly gardens.

At Gardening Green Expo you can stroll through the greenhouses at Kennedy’s Country Gardens and visit with vendors of products and services that will help you get the best out of your garden and lawn. There will also be talks by local experts and environmental organizations (stay tuned for topics and times). In conjunction with the expo, NSRWA will be taking orders for rain barrels and composters again this year. The "Ask a Master Gardener" team will be onsite to answer horticultural questions from 10:00am-3:00pm and their "Soil Team" will be onsite to test soil from 10:00am-2:00pm. Click here for soil testing instructions.

 Free Lectures 





10:00 AM

Kennedy’s Country Gardens

Susan Leigh Anthony

Natives & Pollinator Plants

11:00 AM

Plymouth County Entomology

Blake Dinius

Native Bees and Native Plants

12:00 Noon

The Grateful Garden/Wild Ones

Todd Breitenstein

Why Plant Native

1:00 PM

The Monarch Gardener

Katie Banks Hone

Re-landscaping with Natives and Rain Gardens

2:00 PM

Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Kristin Andres

Landscape Choices for a Changing Climate

3:00 PM

Friends of Holly Hill Farm

Jon Belber

Beneficial Ecosystems at the Farm and at Home


Downloadable Plant Resources from Kennedy’s Country Gardens



The expo is Saturday, March 28 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Kennedy’s Country Gardens, 85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy (Rt. 3A), Scituate. This is a FREE event and is family friendly, so plan to bring the kids!

Join us and learn all about what you can do to Go Native!  

This FREE expo is sponsored by the WaterSmart program, North and South Rivers Watershed Association and Kennedy’s Country Gardens. WaterSmart is a nonprofit partnership between the NSRWA and 12 towns on the South Shore: Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Our programs are based on the belief that education is key. Since its creation, WaterSmart has educated thousands of local school-age children, adults, and businesses on water conservation, stormwater pollution, where their water comes from, and how to care for it.


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