Transforming Our Lawns

Trout Release Day-June 2019
Greenfield Middle School

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Save the Connecticut River


Green River Near-Net Zero House Tour


A series of talks and videos inspired by Doug Tallamy, entomologist and author of Natures Best Hope, Bringing Nature Home, and co-creator of Homegrown National Park campaign. He says that lawns are deserts in the eyes of our pollinators which are essential to life on Earth as we know it. Please join us in shrinking lawns and building habitat for pollinators in our community.

Natures Best Hope, by Doug Tallamy. A video of talk to the Endangered Species Society

Lawns to Meadows, Live talk by Owen Wormser, landscape designer and author. Thurs. Feb 23, 6:30 pm, Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield. More-news release

Living with Nature in My Backyard. Live talk by David Small, Naturalist, Athol Bird and Nature Club. Thurs March 16, 6:30 pm, Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield

Turning a Barren Lawn into a Thriving Habitat. Zoom event with Charley Eiseman, entomologist and author. Date TBA


Additional recommended Videos for more details about bees, and our lawns and forests:

Kill Your Lawn, by Dan Jaffee Wilder, Ecological Horticulturalist at Norcross Wildlife Foundation Great overview of ways to transform your lawn. Talk given in Lexington, MA

Creating and Managing Habitat for Native Bees by Heather Holmes. 101 on bees – what they need to thrive all year long and reproduce. Researcher at Xerces Society. Talk to Ohio State University

Pollinators in the Woods? by Dr. Kass Urban-Mead. Pollinator Conservation Specialist at Xerces Society. Talk given to the Massachusetts Pollinator Network 2022

2-page resource Keystone Native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for our region, based on Doug Tallamy’s research

Explore Greening Greenfield’s Pollinator resources and campaigns, and join us!

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