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October 2018

Live Webinar: Plant Communities of Vermont

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There are many different plant communities in Vermont. Join Laney Widener, Botanical Coordinator, NEWFS, to discuss their distinguishing characteristics and explore the common species found in each. This webinar offers a great introduction to the diverse flora of New England.This program is a part of New England Wildflower Society’s Live Webinar Offerings. Through our partnership with them, we are able to offer these programs to our members for $10.00, the same fee charged for NEWFS members.  The non member fee is $13.00.  See Live Webinars for a listing…

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Live Webinar: Putting Your Garden to Bed

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wondering when to cut back your perennials, and how long into autumn you can plant or prune perennials, trees, and shrubs? Want to know about the most wildlife- friendly approach? Anna Fialkoff, Horticulturalist, NEWFS, will talk about how you can transition your garden into winter dormancy while balancing winter and spring preparation, beauty, and wildlife value. This program is a part of New England Wildflower Society’s Live Webinar Offerings. Through our partnership with them, we are able to offer these programs to our members for $10.00,…

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Live Webinar: Ex-situ Conservation – Global Initiatives and Context

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ex-situ (or off-site) conservation is a means of preserving genetic materials outside of a plant’s natural habitat. Among the many methods of ex-situ conservation, the Society’s regional Seed Bank is a local example of an effort to preserve rare and endangered species. Many other plant materials can be stored this way, including rare heirloom vegetables. There are also other ways to store seeds. Join Seed Bank Coordinator Michael Piantedosi to discuss the many efforts to preserve given genotypes throughout the…

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