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POSTPONED: Climate Adaptive Gardening Series: Complicating “Invasives”: How we Adapt to a Changing World

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A close up picture of Japanese knotweed with big green leaves and small white flowers
POSTPONED due to weather:
Join Thomas Nuhfer, a PhD student in the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology program at UMass and researcher with the Northeast Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (RISCC) Network, in this hands-on workshop.
As the climate changes in the Northeast, plant communities are changing too. Some plants move into the region from farther south, and other native species struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of climate change. Others still are introduced into the Northeast from much farther afield, and can interact unpredictably with the effects of climate change and the ecosystems here. This workshop will ask and answer questions about invasive species, range shifting plants, and climate adaptation.
We’ll talk through topics such as:

What do terms like invasive and native really mean? Are there more helpful ways to talk about these topics?

How do invasive species interact with climate change?
What is a useful way of thinking about plant movement and range shifts in a rapidly changing world? What kind of plant communities do we hope to see in the future? And,
What tools does community gardening give us to support both resilient plant and human populations?
Saturday, July 13, 10 am – 12 pm.
(Rain date: Sunday, July 14, 10 am – 12 pm).
Free and open to the public.


July 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Grow Food Northampton Community Garden
140 Meadow St
Florence, MA 01062
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