Monday, March 28, 2016

Upcoming Events!

The days are getting longer, the soil temps are increasing and the landscape is waking up.  I recently presented a talk about the basics of organic lawn care at the Hingham Library on Saturday March 19.  The event had a great turnout with loads of good lawn questions and discussion afterward.  It is great to see more and more people paying attention to the harmful effects of chemical pesticides and nutrient pollution in our waterways.  If you are interested in learning more about organic land & lawn care, come see me at one of these upcoming events!

Gardening Green Expo: 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday April 2nd at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Stop by and visit me at this great Scituate event and immerse yourself in sustainable gardening for a while.  This event is sure to get you fired up for the growing season.  I will have a table in the exhibitor's greenhouse where my fantastic rack cards will be there for the taking.  Also on display will be my snazzy new sign.  Thanks to my marketing (wo)manager Karen for putting those together!

The Basics of Organic Lawn Care: 7 pm on Thursday April 7th at the Cohasset Library

The talk is about 45 minutes long with Q&A and discussion afterward.  Here are some of the topics I will be discussing:

-The three principles of organic lawn care
-How organic lawn care differs from conventional lawn care
-The importance of a soil test
-How to build healthy soil
-How organic fertilizers work
-Why nutrient runoff causes water pollution
-LAST but not least, I will be presenting lawn maintenance tips and techniques for the homeowner.  These are cheap and easy things you can do yourself to give your lawn the best advantage possible.