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‘Invasive Plants Among Us,’ March 28 With Garden Club



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The Garden Club of Newtown will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 28, at 1 pm, in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

“Invasive Plants Among Us” will be presented by Barbara Thomas and Holly Kocet.

Barbara Thomas is an avid gardener, a UConn Advanced Master Gardener, current chair of Monroe Conservation Commission, and board member for the Aspetuck Land Trust. She is committed to working toward educating people on the importance of considering the environment in everything they do and in the long term for preserving and improving the environment for future generations.

Holly Kocet is co-founder and current president of Protect Our Pollinators, a nonprofit organization devoted to public education and to the conservation of pollinators and their habitats.

A UConn Advanced Master Gardener since 2013, Kocet is also the current chair of Newtown Conservation Commission and co-chair of the Native Plants, Invasives, Lawn Care Committee for Pollinator Pathway Northeast.

Their program will describe how invasive plants are spoiling wild places and invading yards. Using colorful photos taken from Newtown gardens and roadsides, Thomas and Kocet will explain the criteria for invasive designation, what the plants look like, where they come from, their method of spread, and options for control.

The Garden Club of Newtown is a member of Federated Garden Clubs of CT Inc, New England Garden Clubs, Inc, and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed but additional information is available by calling Mary Thomas at 203-426-9696.

The common reed (Phragmites australis) is one of the most common invasive plants in Connecticut. The Garden Club of Newtown’s guest speakers this month will cover many aspects of invasives, including options for control.
The common reed (Phragmites australis) is one of the most common invasive plants in Connecticut.
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