INCREASE THE BEAUTY AND VIBRANCY OF YOUR YARD
OWEN WORMSER will speak about his book
“LAWNS TO MEADOWS”
THURSDAY, March 2, 6:30 PM
SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
on the Greenfield Commons
16 Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301
THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF TALKS AND VIDEOS ABOUT TRANSFORMING YOUR LAWN
GREENFIELD, MA – Do you want to find out what you can do to increase the beauty of your yard and at the same time make it a welcoming space for native birds and pollinators? If so, please attend this inspiring presentation, hosted by the Greening Greenfield Pollinator Team.
Owen Wormser, the author of Lawns to Meadows, will speak about his landscaping work and his book on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 pm at the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield. He will share stories from his experience creating meadows throughout New England over the past 20 years, with details on how to establish and maintain a thriving habitat for bees, other pollinators, and birds.
“As we were working with the farmers at Just Roots Community farm to establish a pollinator meadow there, it occurred to us that we have an author right here in our community who has written a book on just this topic. So we invited Owen to talk, thinking he could help us all learn how to create pollinator meadows and improve habitat wherever we garden” according to team member Elizabeth Erickson.
After Owen’s talk, followed by a question and answer session, Patty O’Neill, ecological landscape designer, will present a draft of her design for the People’s Pollinator Meadow at Just Roots Community Farm, and Elizabeth will introduce a new resource about pollinator gardens in Greenfield called Building a Pollinator Corridor in Greenfield, Park by Park, and Yard by Yard. We hope this website will inspire people to join in building Greenfield’s pollinator corridor in public spaces around town, and in their home gardens and yards.
Owen’s talk is the first in a series of talks about lawns, inspired by Doug Tallamy, scientist, author, and creator of the Homegrown National Park campaign, which aims to reduce lawns in North America by at least 50% by 2050.
“Tallamy refers to lawns as ‘food deserts’ in the eyes of bees and other pollinators,” says Nancy Hazard, Greening Greenfield member. “Tallamy explains that pollinators are essential for life on Earth. They not only enable plants to reproduce but also move food made by plants and sunlight up into the food chain for birds and many other animals.”
Join us to learn how we can increase biodiversity and improve the health of our planet - all while bringing the wonder of nature to our yards and throughout our town.
For links to Greening Greenfield’s pollinator campaigns and resources to: www.GreeningGreenfieldMA.org.