Discover Meadowmaking

Thursday, November 4

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Did you know that more than 75 percent of all residential land is covered in turf grass? Maintaining an expansive green lawn is not very realistic when you consider challenges like chemical use, weather, weeds and pests. A meadow, large or small, is an alternative. We are pleased to have Kathy Connolly with us for our November program to demystify meadow-making. Kathy is a landscape designer, writer, and speaker who emphasizes earth-friendly designs, native plants, and low-impact land care techniques. She will explain that a native meadow is an ecologically vibrant landscape, providing food and habitat to native pollinators and other wildlife. The deep, undisturbed roots of mature plants capture and store carbon. Meadows rarely need visits from lawn mowers or leaf blowers, thus reducing air pollution and neighborhood noise. But meadows are not simply lawns or perennial beds gone wild. At this presentation, Kathy will explain the definition of a meadow and talk about design, site, and plant selection.