Presentations

​Length

roughly 45-60 minute presentation

Plus 15 additional minutes for questions

2022-2023 Pricing

Presentations in-person $200

Presentations via zoom $150

Needs

Projector and screen. We have a laptop with required adapters.

Recording and sharing

You are welcome to record and share the video with proper credit.​

In person presentations

Generally we give in-person presentations on the south shore, or south eastern Massachusetts. Outside of this region could incur small travel costs.

Seasonality
Presentations are available year round.

 

to schedule: email info@bluestemnatives.com

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Presentations Options

Why Native

The in's and outs of native plants in the landscape

presented by Kristen

Our cornerstone presentation introduces native plants and explains the benefits adding native plants to our landscape can bring. We give tangible advice on how to add native plants to your landscape along with suggestions on what to plant to replace problematic ornamentals.

Save the Bees

Native plants for native pollinators

presented by Kristen

There are myriad differences between the well-known honeybees and our native bee species. This presentation focuses on the honeybee and our native bumblebees. From nesting to foraging, these species differ in just about every way! Learn how to build habitat that best supports our native bee species.

Ms. Fix-it

Mother Nature's solutions for everyday landscaping issues

presented by Kristen

Mother Nature is the ultimate DIY-er. Following her lead, we can fix many of the issues that plague us as landowners. This presentation gives tangible advice for fixing a lot of problems we face in our yards, either with water (too much or not enough!), poor soil, unwanted pests, trouble spots, and regeneration of depleted areas.

Plants and Pollinators

Bring on the bugs!

presented by Kristen

Plants and Pollinators gets more specific about the species of insects you might see when you add certain plants to your landscape. We discuss the different ways insects interact with plants and use them for habitat. The focus is often on bees and butterflies, but we introduce other pollinators such as ants, wasps, and other organisms.

Saving Native Seed

The whyshowswheres, and whats of saving native seed. 

presented by Britt

We will take you through the whys, hows, wheres, and whats of saving native seed. From best collecting methods, cleaning, to winter sowing. And of course we will chat "why native". Join us for this presentation and bring home the knowledge to save and grow from seed. (Please note this presentation is available between the months of August - October.)

Garden for Life

Using Native Plants in the Landscape.  

presented by Kristen

Native plants have immense value outside of just looking pretty. Having bountiful native plants in your garden helps to support beneficial insects, serves to conserve and improve water, reduces dependency on pesticides, and so much more. We will discuss why it is important to choose native plants, how to choose the best plants for your space, and how to care for your garden.

Climate Conscious Gardening

Building Sustainable Landscapes  

presented by Kristen

Having just experienced the 4th hottest and driest summer on record (Really? Only the 4th!) many gardeners are looking forlornly at their parched landscapes and wondering if they are going to be able to enjoy gardening again as these climate trends continue. Kristen Nicholson from Blue Stem Natives has some sustainable, affordable, and fun! options for building a gorgeous living landscape, presenting plant choices and landscaping techniques that will help ensure your garden will be able to survive both deluges and droughts for many years to come.