Becky Settje, a volunteer from the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, will bring some native plants to put into our teen space garden. She will provide teens with an introduction to the benefits and importance of native plants to the ecosystem followed by their growing conditions so they can determine the best place in the garden for their plant. Then we will plant them in the garden during this first July session.
Teens will be able to "adopt" a plant, and will have until August to learn about and research their plant further. Before the next meeting, teens can also observe pollinators on the plants while tending to the garden (note taking, pictures, journalling, pollinator ID.) In the teen space we will have books pulled on pollinators and Rhode Island plants to do research.
On August 4th, there will be a second session where teens can share their native plant info with the group, keeping it interesting, fun and not too technical. While teens are encouraged to attend, the event is also open to children and adults.