BLCT Annual Meeting

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The Barrington Land Conservation Trust Annual Meeting is Wednesday, June 20 at the Barrington Public Library Auditorium at 7 p.m. Following a brief business meeting, our featured speaker Mark Richardson will present “Rethink Your Lawn – And Opt for More Biodiversity.”

The multimedia presentation will explain how lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate and most of us would be better off reducing or eliminating them altogether. Learn how to replace your lawn with native plant alternatives that functional, beautiful, and environmentally friendly.

Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wildflower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery in Whately, Mass. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island and helped run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his passion in public horticulture. Mark is the author of a new book “Native Plants for New England Gardens.”