Learn about the types of trees and plants that show off beautiful foliage, how it’s created, what it means and why it is important to wildlife. As we look at plants through an unbiased lense, we’ll begin to address plant blindness issues.
Plant blindness: ‘The inability to see or notice the plants in one’s own environment,’ which leads ‘to the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs.’ Plant blindness also comprises an ‘inability to appreciate the aesthetic and unique biological features’ of plants and ‘the misguided, anthropocentric ranking of plants as inferior to animals, leading to the erroneous conclusion that they are unworthy of human consideration.’ In addition ‘Plant Blindness is a factor in the ongoing declines in university botany programs, herbaria, and other plant science facilities.'”
Greensgrow Farm’s site manager Liba Judd is a member of the Rhododendron Society, North American Rock Garden Society, The International Plant Propagators’ Society, Hardy Plant Society, Connecticut Botanical Society and love Star Trek. She has experience with rare and unusual plants, done surveying for New England Wildflower Society.
Please note: RSVP appreciated, but not required. $5.00 suggested donation at the door.