Invasive Plants and their Native Alternatives:  Best Practices for Vermont and New Hampshire

• Learn more about the impact of invasive plants. • Find out why many horticultural professionals are no longer selling or using invasive, non-native plants. • Tour Montshire's Grow Native exhibit featuring native plant alternatives for landscaping. • Visit Montshire's outdoor exhibit demonstrating the ongoing restoration work in the Quinn Preserve.

4:00 p.m.   Welcome and Introduction. David Goudy, executive director, Montshire Museum of Science
4:15 p.m.   PlantWise Vermont: Growing Invasive-Free Nurseries in Vermont. Sharon Plumb, invasives species coordinator, the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
4:30 p.m.   How New Hampshire Nurseries are Eliminating Invasive Plant Offerings and Suggesting Native Alternatives. Joe Longacre, owner, Longacre's Nursery, and past president of the New Hampshire Plant Growers Association
4:45–5:30 p.m.  Guided tour of Montshire's Grow Native outdoor exhibit and invasive eradication sites   Anne Fayen, native plants gardener, and Joan Waltermire, exhibit developer, Montshire Museum of Science

This event is made possible by a grant from the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

This program is free and open to the public.  Museum admission fee is not required.