Pollinate Wellesley Events


Sustainable Wellesley is excited to partner with Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization, to offer three carefully chosen plant collections for specific site conditions. Don’t miss this opportunity to conveniently obtain these premiere seed-grown species at a 15% discount!


                       Order online now through April 9 at SustainableWellesley.com
Pick up in Wellesley Square on Saturday afternoon, June 19


Find these great books at your local library to keep you informed and inspired.  Download the full list here.

Books (adults): 

  •  Bringing Nature Home, by Doug Tallamy
  • Nature’s Best Hope, by Doug Tallamy
  • The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening,  Kim Eirman. 
  •  The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden, by Ellen Sousa
  • The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, by Rick Dark and Doug Tallamy
  •  Native Plants for New England Gardens, by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe 
  •  Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservationby Donald Leopold 
  • 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, Xerces Society
  • Attracting Native Pollinators, Xerces Society
  •  Lawns into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape, by Owen Wormser 
  • A Guide to Invasive Plants in Massachusetts, by Paul Somers
  •  Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, by Heather Holm 
  •  Pollinators of Native Plants, by Heather Holm 
  • Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry
  • The Bees in Your Backyard, by J. Wilson and O.M. Messinger Carril
  • Noah’s Garden, by Sara Stein
  • The Art of Butterfly Gardening, by Mathew Tekulsky

 Books (children): 

  • Señorita Mariposa, Ben Gundersheimer. Illustrated by Marcos Alvado Rivera
  •  The Puddle GardenJared Rosenbaum (Wild Ridge Plants). Illustrated by Laura Rosenbaum 
  •  Native Plant Stories, Joseph Bruchac 
  •  Pretty Tricky: The Secret Ways Plants Survive, Etta Kanor 
  •  The Queen Who Banished Bugs: A Tale of Bees, Butterflies, Ants and other PollinatorsFerris Kelly Robinson 
  • Rusty Bumble: A Bee’s Story, by Melissa Davey          
"HOW-TO" SPEAKER SERIES      A three-part educational speaker series on native gardening featuring topics on the unique ecological relationships between species, creating a native garden, and healthy yard-care practices will take place via Zoom at 7PM on April 29, May 6 and May 13, respectively, and are available for registration at Wellesley Conservation Land Trust.