by Lise Olney April 26, 2017 Best Bees Chip Osborne Doug Tallamy DPW eco friendly gardening EPA Garden home harvest landscape women artisans
Before you treat your lawn with chemicals this spring, come learn about safer, healthier, and more eco-friendly ways to care for your home landscape. Sustainable Wellesley is co-sponsoring “Landscapes for Living: A Forum on Eco-Friendly Gardening and Lawn Care,” on Saturday, May 13, 10:30 am to 3 pm, at Wellesley Free Library.
Whether you are a beginner or a long-time green thumb, you’ll find inspiration and information at this free forum. Come early at 10:00 am to get advice on soil analysis from Cricket Vlass, Landscape Planner for our own Wellesley Department of Public Works.
The program includes nationally known speakers Doug Tallamy and Chip Osborne. Doug will speak about easy ways to incorporate native plants into your decorative landscape. Chip will discuss how you can use the same principles of organic turf management that he developed for the Town of Wellesley to manage your lawn at home. And in between these two keynote speakers, you can choose a practical workshop:
- Planting for pollinators, with Best Bees
- Gardening with beautiful ornamental edibles, with Home Harvest
- Composting in your backyard, with Ann McGovern, EPA