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Native Plants--A Living History

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Join the Millis and Medfield Garden Clubs on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM at the Millis Public Library, when John Forti, Director of Horticulture for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, presents "Heirloom and Native Plants--A Living History." This illustrated talk brings to life the unique and living history of plants that have a defining presence in our region. It explores the significance of heirloom/open-pollinated plants and gives voice to the history they keep alive. For those interested in gardens that inspire a sense of time and place, this talk will foster a better understanding of the most tried and true plants and our role in preservation.

John Forti is a nationally recognized lecturer, garden historian, ethnobotanist and garden writer. He is the Director of Horticulture for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the oldest horticultural society in the nation. Before taking on this new position, he was the Curator/Director of Historic Landscapes at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH. He previously served as the Director of Horticulture at Plimoth Plantation Museum where the gardens and seed program he created brought international attention to the preservation of Pilgrim and Wampanoag heirloom crops. John co-founded and served as the board chair for Slow Food Seacoast. He serves on the Biodiversity Committee for Slow Food USA and is the governor for Slow Food chapters throughout the state of Massachusetts. He also serves on the board for the Herb Society of America’s New England Unit, and won the 2014 Award for Excellence in Horticulture from the HSA national office. He was recently granted the award for “Civic Improvement Through Gardens” from the Garden Club of America. John has thousands of followers on Facebook where he blogs as The Heirloom Gardener - John Forti.

Hospitality begins at 6:30. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact June Murphy ( or Michele Feinsilver (

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Join Our Garden Club
And Have Some Fun!

Please consider joining the Millis Garden Club.
If you want to

- give back to the community
- learn or share information about gardening and horticulture
- meet fun & interesting people
- support Millis students through scholarships
- add beauty to Millis

Join us!

Please consider joining the Millis Garden Club and be a part of a vibrant, enthusiastic group dedicated to beautifying our town and supporting Millis students through our scholarships. Please come! You may join the Garden Club at any time.

If you want to give back to the community; wish to learn or share information about horticulture; are new to the area and want to meet people -- we are the club for you!  

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