Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

Lambertville Goes Wild Plant Sale Promotes Wider Use of Native Plants

(Photo: Mary Anne Borge)

Lambertville Goes Wild will host a “native plant” sale in Lambertville on Saturday, Sept. 23, and will have experts on hand to help local residents identify mystery plants from their properties.

Wild Ridge Plants and Toadshade Wildflower Farm will be offering plants for sale at the event, including perennials, shrubs, trees and vines, and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve will also have representatives and information available.

Lambertville Goes Wild (LGW) is a new volunteer group that’s promoting wider use of native plants as a key part of its goal to certify the City of Lambertville as a Community Wildlife Habitat recognized by the National Wildlife Federation. Lambertville City Council recently passed a resolution supporting the plans of LGW to achieve city certification.

(Photo: Mary Anne Borge)

For Lambertville to become a Community Wildlife Habitat, several public spaces, such as parks and schools, and about 100 private properties need to support native species such as butterflies, birds, and bees by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young, says LGW. With the addition of native plants, Lambertville will become a more welcoming place for both wildlife and people, they believe.

It all takes place on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cavallo Park, 2 Mount Hope Street.

Lambertville Goes Wild is working to identify, enhance, and certify select public spaces and is reaching out to the residents of Lambertville to encourage and assist them in certifying their properties. More information is available online, and at the plant sale.

 

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