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Lise Olney

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Did you know that all town-owned land, open spaces and playing fields are managed without pesticides? Want to learn how you can do the same thing with your home lawns and gardens?

Attend Landscapes for Living: A Forum on Eco-Friendly Gardening and Lawn Care, this Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 am – 3 pm, at the Wellesley Free Library. This free, all day event will provide homeowners with inspiration and information on earth-friendly ways to improve the beauty, health and habitat of backyards without using chemicals that are toxic to children, pets and the environment.

Keynote speakers include expert entomologist Doug Tallamy on “Gardening with Native Plants” and turf pro Chip Osborne on “Help, I Don’t Know What’s in My Lawn;” how-to workshops on backyard composting, gardening with ornamental edibles, and attracting bees and pollinators; information tables and opportunities to order home compost bins and rain barrels.

Seats are filling fast. Walk-ins will be accommodated only if space is available.To register in advance, go to

Landscapes for Living is part of the GrowGreenWellesley campaign and is jointly sponsored by the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Department of Public Works, Health Department, Recreation Department, Wellesley Free Library and Sustainable Wellesley.

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