June 20, 2013 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Meet at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Carpool to site.
Member $45; Nonmember $55
Elisabeth Cary

NativeKnowledgeExplore one of New England’s best native plant nurseries: Nasami Farm, the native plant nursery and sanctuary of New England Wild Flower Society, located on 75 acres in Whately, Massachusetts.  The staff at Nasami Farm propagates, sells and researches the native flora of New England. View hundreds of native plant species including perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, and ferns – many found nowhere else – a retail area, native plant borders and stock beds. This field study/tour will be led by head propagator Kate Stafford.  She will discuss propagation of native plants with a focus on wildflowers.  Following the program the group will explore the farm’s abundant wildflowers on display.  Of course there will be time to shop for plants and to picnic on the grounds of the farm.

Kate Stafford is Nursery Operations Manager and Propagator at Nasami Farm. She has a profound interest in plant communities, the life that they support and recreating this in the garden.  She specializes in propagating wildflowers from seed.

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