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Garden Club hosts guest to speak on plants for birds

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HARVARD — The Garden Club of Harvard will hear Dori Smith speak on “Beautiful Plants to Feed the Birds” on Monday, April 24. A light lunch at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a business meeting, with the program beginning at 1 p.m.

Most gardeners would love to entice more birds to their property, not just for color and song but also because birds eat many harmful grubs and insects. Ms. Smith owns the Acton landscape-design firm “Gardens for Life” that specializes in non-toxic, low-maintenance plantings that attract birds and butterflies. She emphasizes that a garden can be both beautiful and environmentally-friendly, based on enlightened land-care practices.

With a background in adult education, Ms. Smith has studied landscape design and horticulture at the New England School of Gardening and ecological gardening at the New England Wildflower Society. She is accredited as an Organic Land Care Professional by the Northeast Organic Farming Association. The Garden Club meets at St. Theresa’s Church in Harvard. New members and guests are welcome to attend.

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