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    Gardening to Support Nature by Dave Epstein

    In a world that is increasingly climatologically unpredictable, Dave Epstein explains how important it is not only to use native plants but also other ways to help mitigate a changing climate. By making small changes in everything from how we use compost, when we clean our gardens, and how we water, gardeners can become an integral part of the fight against climate change and encourage others to make those decisions.

    This talk also helps gardeners know which plants can be helpful to pollinators and other fauna that may benefit from modifying horticultural practices.

    Registration for the in-person event is closed. This event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel at

    David Epstein has been a meteorologist and a horticulturalist for over 35 years. David grew up in Portland Maine and graduated from Colby College. He studied meteorology at Lyndon State College and has both a Master’s Degree in Education and an MBA from Boston College.

    David writes for the Boston Globe and freelances for WBZ CBS Boston. David is the meteorologist for WGBH Boston’s local NPR. In 2006, David founded Growing Wisdom, a business producing educational and marketing videos. He has been teaching a meteorology course at his alma mater Colby College since 2006. He owns a landscape design business, Bloomscapes Inc. Epstein has authored Gardens of New England and has published in Grolier’s Science Annual.

    This event is provided by the Framingham Garden Club in partnership with the Framingham Public Library. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.