Saving nature STARTS IN YOUR
Empowering Youth to heal the planet
Why Native Plants?
Gardening for Life," by Douglas Tallamy. www.bringingnaturehome.net
Grow Native Massachusetts. www.grownativemass.org
Native Plant Trust. www.nativeplanttrust.org
YEEP 2020 PHOTOS
Native PLANT CATALOG fall 2020
Buy beautiful, hardy, perennial native plants from teens 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.
Click on the Order Plants tab above to catch a sneak peak at some of trees, shrubs, grasses, and ferns we'll sell next year. Call 781-209-0052 or email email@example.com for more information.
In the Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP), each summer college interns coach high school teens age 15-19 to build a business where they are paid to learn about the benefits of pollinator-friendly native plants and then sell and install them for customers. See Why Native Plants? and Why Plant Meadows? (Hint: Insects eat plants, which are the base of the food web.)
Through meadowscaping, we empower participants to become stewards of the Earth and to take charge of their future.
summer of Meadowscaping - 2020
MS4B has been meadowmaking in several cities and towns including Arlington, Cambridge, Newton, Belmont, Roslindale, Waltham, and Watertown. Our thanks to our Cornell college grad Taina Moynihan, and college interns, who worked very hard during high heat days--90s--Steven Kann (UMass Amherst), Alex Qui (UMass Amherst), Matt O'Connell-Vale (Clark University), and Keanan Ng (UMass Lowell). Thomas Dyett, junior at Newton North High School joined us after Steven, Alex, and Keanan went "back" to virtual college.
MODEL INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM MEADOWSCAPES HISTORIC 1853 WILLIAM FLAGG HOMER HOUSE IN BELMONT
HIGh SCHOOL service learning opportunities -- belmont WOMAN'S CLUB and other locations
Belmont Citizen Herald - Wicked Local: https://belmont.wickedlocal.com/news/20200911/model-of-intergenerational-collaboration-benefits-homer-house-in-belmont