No one can grow an instant meadow, but this one-day seminar will quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create and maintain one. The seminar is designed to help participants begin a meadow or improve an existing one.
Topics include: Meadows defined, site selection, site preparation, the roles of grasses and flowering species, plant species selection, seeds versus plugs, seasonal considerations, weeds, and what to expect from your meadow in years one, two, and three. We discuss design challenges and how to bring about acceptance of this horticultural form among neighbors and the community. Extensive lists of plants and design resources are included with the class, plus an extensive new list of pollinator resources.
This is the fourth time this 6-hour seminar has been offered by NEWFS. Past participants included horticulturists, landscape designers and architects, landscape installation professionals, interested homeowners, community volunteers, beekeepers, conservation commission members, and land trust representatives. The discussions have been lively!
Bring a bag lunch.
Sponsored by New England Wildflower Society and Ecological Landscape Alliance. Fee: $80 for members of either sponsoring organization; $96 for non-members.
Location: Nasami Farm, 128 North Street, Whately, MA (Off Rt. 91 in western MA)
Nasami phone (for directions only): 413-397-9922