The Monarch Gardener

 


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FARMERS MARKETS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNUAL YARD SALE! ​

IPSWICH, MA

MID-MAY DATE TBD


FREE FAMILY PROGRAM AND LECTURES AT THE HAMILTON-WENHAM LIBRARY:

MILKWEED AND MONARCH MAGIC!

Saturday March 31st 10 AM: Make the metamorphosis come alive as you grow from egg to adult and migrate to Mexico!  Make muddy milkweed seed balls and plant them in your own garden to attract and feed our Monarch butterflies. Great for ages 2 and older, bring along a friend!


SUSTAINING A SPECIES, ONE YARD AT A TIME:  

Saturday March 31st 2 PM

and Tuesday April 3rd 7 PM

Learn about the monarch butterfly - its natural history, migration, and the reasons for its decline. We will also discuss how you can help the monarch in your own yard by creating habitat and planting a native pollinator garden. 

 

GROW SPRING! EXPO

Saturday April 7th, 10AM-3PM

Topsfield, MA: 9 East Common Street The Emerson Center, Gould Barn,

and The Commons 

This is an annual Farmers’ and Gardeners Marketplace. I'll be there with milkweed seedlings, seeds, seed balls, mason bee hotels and monarch rearing kits and guides. 


I will be at both the Ipswich and Beverly Farmers Markets this spring and summer. Stay tuned for dates. 



NURSERY STOCK (IN SEASON) AND MILKWEED SEED BALLS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PICK UP IN IPSWICH.

 

If you have an event or market you need a vendor or educator for please contact The Monarch Gardener. 

 

To purchase nursery stock, milkweed seeds or seed balls please visit the "Shop" page.

Seed balls make excellent gifts! They are easily shipped or can be picked up in Ipswich, MA.

 

 

 

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"Sustaining a species, one yard at a time."

Education programs, milkweed, native plants and seeds. Certified monarch way stations and pollinator gardens. ​​

PUBLICATIONS AND NEWS STORIES:​








Check out Spring edition of the The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's News magazine. The Monarch Gardener has a short article on page 18!


Lead story in the spring edition of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge's Wrack Line newsletter 


The Monarch Gardener's pollinator gardens were featured in theIpswich Chronicle


The Monarch Gardener was also a guest writer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast blog.  



​​​​MONARCH GARDENER'S BLOG!









Learn how to do your own Neighborhood Milkweed Project, find and raise your own monarch caterpillars, and explore a monarch garden plant list. For details visit the Monarch Gardener's Blog. 



Here's a cute little story of how our family has brought our organic and animal-friendly life style out of the garden and into our home. Meet Noodles, our new house rabbit.

 





He will be getting his very own organic snack garden this spring! His story is featured here on the Cruelty Free Consumer website