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‘Transform Your Lawn to Save Our Ecosystem’

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, March 21 at 7pm. Online.

Turf grass lawn covers more of the U.S. than any other irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy requiring mowing, irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in New England. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and get tips on how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly gardens. Transitioning your yard to incorporate native plants in the lawn or gardens helps to mitigate floods, heat waves, sea-level rise, and the mass extinction of species.


The speaker, Mark Richardson, is Director of Horticulture for New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill in Boylston, Mass. He has a passion for ecological horticulture and native plants. He is co-author of the book Native Plants for New England Gardens (Globe Pequot, 2018).

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill opened in 1986. Today’s Garden sits on 200 acres. The Garden cares for an irreplaceable collection of plants and places sustainability and environmental stewardship at the forefront of their work.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Sponsored by Metrowest Climate Solutions Group.