2022 HCT’s Annual Meeting

The Harvard Conservation Trust is pleased to announce…
Uli Lorimer, Director of Horticulture at the Native Plant Trust, is the keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting on
November 16, 2022

Uli’s influence as a native plant and biodiversity expert has spanned years of work before the Native Plant Trust at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Native Flora Garden, the woodland garden at Wave Hill in the Bronx and prior to that at the U.S. National Arboretum.

During this special event, Uli will teach us how to think about our yards and gardens as part of the New England ecosystem, exploring how using true native plants in our private gardens makes plants more resilient to environmental challenges and strengthens wildlife habitats.

Offering highlights from his newly released book, “The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden,” Uli makes adding these plants to our outdoor spaces easier than ever before.  He offers practical advice from how to attract essential pollinators like bees, butterflies and native birds to how to select native trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and annuals that deliver a healthy, biologically diverse landscape. It’s everything you need to know to create an alluring and eco-friendly garden!

This is an in-person event for Harvard Conservation Trust members only. Please register using the link below.  Not a member yet and want to attend?  Visit harvardconservationtrust.org/join.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
Destination: Nature Gallery Reception:  6:30 – 7:30 pm
Annual Meeting: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Fivesparks, 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard, MA


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Destination:Nature Juried Art Show

We are excited to present the kick-off event of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Harvard Conservation Trust.  We are partnering with Fivesparks to bring to you the Destination:Nature Juried Art Show, an exploration of Harvard’s protected land through the eyes of regional artists.  We will also be featuring an immersive video production of our lands, thanks to months of video footage captured by Bearwalk Cinema showing how our lands change throughout the seasons. Here are the details:

When:  November 12th (Public Reception, 3-6 pm)

November 16th (Annual Meeting, MEMBERS ONLY,

6:30 – 9 pm)

Where: Fivesparks, 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard

Our keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting will be Uli Lorimer, Director of New England Native Plant Trust.

A big shout out to Bearwalk Cinema for producing this beautiful video!

Storybook Trail Featuring ‘The Mitten’ by Jan Brett

Walk the New Storybook Trail

The Harvard Conservation Trust invites you to visit the Storybook Trail featuring “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. This Storybook Trail experience is ideal for young readers of all levels.

An easy 1/2 mile hike takes you through an open meadow, meanders into the forest and past a mysterious boulder field.  Read the beautiful book “The Mitten,” based on a popular Ukrainian fairytale. Written and illustrated by Massachusetts native Jan Brett, this story follows one lost mitten and a group of curious forest animals as they prepare for winter.

When: March 20-April 2nd Drop in at your convenience (open
dawn until dusk)

Where: Burgess-Brown Land. Street parking and trailhead found
at the end of Murray Lane in Harvard, MA.

Harvard Conservation Trust Annual Meeting

Guest Speaker Lindsay Randall, Expert on Local Indigenous Peoples

Harvard, MA and the broader Nashoba Valley have a deep and rich indigenous history that spans over 15,000 years to the present day.  HCT is pleased to announce that Lindsay Randall, Curator of Education and Outreach at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology at Phillips Academy, is the keynote speaker for the Harvard Conservation Trust’s annual meeting this November.  A passionate archaeologist and educator, Lindsay uses material objects to bring historic cultures to life. She will explore the fascinating history of Native Americans in and around Harvard, focusing on how the geographical landscape shaped their way of life. Throughout the evening, the audience will have an opportunity to examine real and reproduction artifacts.

We will also highlight the success of the HCT-Bromfield Community Service Collaboration, featuring the great work of the Bromfield stewards-in-training for Harvard’s trails.

This is an in-person event for HCT members and parents of Bromfield students only. Please register using the link below.  We ask that attendees be vaccinated and require everyone to wear a mask.  Not a member yet and want to attend? Visit harvardconservationtrust.org/join.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 17, at 7 pm
Place: Harvard Historical Society, 215 Still River Road, Harvard, MA

Please register at bit.ly/HCTannualmeeting by November 15th.