On Saturday, May 8th in conjunction with the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Newtown Township in Delaware County, PA, launched its native plant demonstration pop-up garden on the grounds of the Township Building with the participation of a large number of supporters and collaborators. The project, which will run for another two weeks, was spearheaded by Janet Krevenas, a township resident and member of the advocacy committee of the Valley Forge Audubon Society which provided partial funding for the project through the “Plants for Birds” Burkes grant program. In addition to Audubon, the project attracted an impressive array of local collaborating partners including: the Newtown Twp. Environmental Advisory Council, Newtown Square in Bloom, the Tyler Arboretum, the Willistown Conservation Trust, and Mostardi Nursery.
After a week in its current location, the pop-up garden will be moved to St. Albans Circle for another week, a local gathering spot that will also be hosting a farmers’ market during the period. Newtown Township passed a Native Plant Resolution in March of 2020 to kick off the “Plants for Birds” project, but the pop-up garden had to be postponed for a year due to the pandemic.