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Greenwich Land Trust holds informational lecture

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Greenwich, CT | Added on April 08, 2014 At 01:46 PM

We all are looking for any signs of spring. So to help cultivate the mindset of warmer weather, the Greenwich Land Trust held a lecture to encourage and educate the community on native plant gardens. 

"We from the Greenwich Land Trust are really interested in native plant communities, we want to encourage them on our own preserves, but it's even better if our neighbors work together in promoting native plants throughout the community," said Steve Conaway, Stewardship & Outreach Manager, Greenwich Land Trust. 

The informational lecture was given by New York Botanical Garden's Brian Sullivan who used the new native plant garden at the Botanical Garden as a backdrop to highlight the importance of cultivating native plants. 

"They belong to our climate, they have evolved to our rainfalls, our summers and our winters, so they are really used to our conditions in our climate," said Brian Sullivan, Vice President of Landscape, Gardens, and Outdoor Collections at New York Botanical Garden. "They've also evolved with our insects, birds and animals who are native to our region so those animals, birds and insects use the native plants as a food source and as a habitat so it's very important that if we want to keep those populations healthy that we have native plants to support them." 

Sullivan really emphasized the usefulness of the native plants and hopes that home gardeners will not overlook native plant varieties. To learn more visit 

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