Now Available: Video of Main Line IPL Chapter’s March 28th Program!

Native Plant/Plant Native Program with Courtenay Willcox

For our March 28th program, Courtenay Willcox explains the roll out of the Native Plant/Plant Native program on the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church campus and in the surrounding community. Tagging native plants on the BMPC campus and using the Homegrown National Park (HNP) model, BMPC’s Environmental Justice Committee is promoting the idea that planting native plants is something everyone can do right now at home and on faith community campuses. This grassroots call-to-action can have a significant impact on regenerating bio-diversity. Courtenay will explain the importance of native plants and the insects that love them, as well as sharing Homegrown National Park’s resources, including native plant lists, registering your native species acreage on a national map, and getting your congregations on board for this important initiative.


Courtenay Willcox is Moderator of the Environmental Justice Committee at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and one of the conveners for Main Line PA IPL. She has been advocating for creation care for more than 30 years, most recently earned a Master of Divinity with a certificate in Ecology and Theology. She enjoys preaching on creation care and drawing strong connections between loving neighbor and caring for our natural world.


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Gardeners, Go Native!

Main Line IPL Monthly Chapter Meeting – October 2021

October 25, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

For our October 25th program Leslie Bass, a Penn State Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteer, will offer tips and advice to gardeners.

Now is a terrific time to plant your native perennials! Leslie will speak about why native plants are so important to the environment, and offer practical advice on purchasing native plants, as well as what to look for. There will be time for Q and A.

The Main Line chapter of PA IPL meets each month on fourth Monday evenings, 7:00-8:45 via Zoom.  We email a link to people on the Tuesday prior — often with a bit of special program description.  We hope you will join us!

To make sure you get the links, reach out to conveners Courtenay Willcox and Chuck Marshall by emailing them at — and be sure to add to your contacts!