Reimagining the suburban landscape

A scene from Middlebrook Farm Road. — Donna Merrill photo
A scene from Middlebrook Farm Road. — Donna Merrill photo

The community is invited to a program on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., in the Brubeck Room of Wilton Library, on how to create a backyard ecosystem that ties in healthy lawns, native meadows, woodland edge plantings, and wildlife habitat.

Presented by the Wilton Land Conservation Trust, the speaker will be Mike Nadeau, founder of the CT Organic Land Care Committee, and publisher of The Standards for Organic Land Care and the Organic Lawn & Turf Handbook.

“Imagine a backyard that evokes the childhood memories of chasing butterflies, that captures the scent of grasses in the autumn sun, one that displays a feast of colors in every season and provides a home for wildlife,” Nadeau said in describing what a suburban residential landscape can be like. With 50 years of “dirt-under-the-fingernails” experience, he says having an aesthetically beautiful natural landscape that is functional and fun isn’t just for experts.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP: [email protected].

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