Meadowscaping for Biodiversity
Meadowscaping for Biodiversity is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to educate youth about nature and business by planting and selling native plant species.
Through youth education and employment as well as the hard work of our dedicated team, MS4B is working to restore the landscape of Massachusetts to encourage biodiversity and natural order.
A piece on MS4B was published in the local section of the August 4, 2018, Boston Sunday Globe. The Waltham News Tribune published an article in July 2018.
Part of our answer to this question is an outdoor environmental education program for students of all ages.
Native plants were growing in this area before the 1500s when colonists brought other plants here. Native insects evolved with these plants and can subsist only on those specific indigenous flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees.
Ornamental and invasive plants are popular with gardeners but they detract from the biodiversity of an area by replacing local plants, which are essential to building biodiversity in ecosystems. Invasive plants grow rapidly in new areas because the changing climate may benefit them more and local animals can't subsist on them.
MS4B offers two types of project-based STEAM outdoor environmental programs.
Meadow Clubs and Camps
Summer 2018 Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program in Cambridge and Waltham
WALTHAM AND CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RETURNED this summer in the second year of the YEEP Program.
Both MS4B program areas emphasize hands-on, project-based learning in the great outdoors! And we strive to empower participants to become stewards of the Earth and to take charge of their futures.
THE BUSINESS OF SAVING NATURE
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SELL NATIVE PLANTS
Buy beautiful, hardy, drought-tolerant perennial native plants from teens in YEEP to help them gain 21st century career-readiness skills and work experience. You'll increase biodiversity in your backyard and build environmental resilience in your community.
Call 781-209-0052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to see the flowers.
Download the order form (PLANT SERVICES) and send with your check to: Meadowscaping for Biodiversity, c/o Barbara Passero, 174 Moody St., #244, Waltham, MA 0245