FUNDRAISING

Our popular Native Plants Sale returns this year with some new varieties of perennial natives.

We are grateful for your support of the Troop and the programs we offer.

Why plant native wildflowers and gardens?

Native plants are usually well adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they grow naturally. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for and hence attract native pollinators like butterflies, bees, insects and birds. Common horticultural plants do not do not support native pollinator lifecycles, only or rewards for their visitors and more often than not, require  vigorous pest control to survive and so are better for the environment .


Native plants are also advantageous, because:

  • Native plants do not require fertilizers and require fewer pesticides than lawns.

  • Native plants require less water than lawns and help prevent erosion.

  • Native plants can significantly reduce water runoff and, consequently, flooding.

  • Native plants help reduce air pollution.

  • Native plantscapes do not require mowing.

  • Excessive carbon from the burning of fossil fuels contributes to global warming. Native plants sequester, or remove, carbon from the air.

  • Native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife.

  • Native plants promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage.

  • Native plants are beautiful and increase scenic values!

  • They are very rarely invasive

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