Grow a Meadow, Large or Small

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
12:45pm to 1:45pm

Meadows are a way to replace lawn, improve pollinator habitat, and beautify the landscape – but what is a meadow? Is it a lawn gone feral or perennial bed gone wild? Or is it something else altogether?

In this one-hour talk, we explore the definition of a meadow, examine the roles of grasses and flowers, and suggest steps you can take to start or improve your own meadow. We’ll also discuss common causes of failed attempts at meadow-making, how meadows differ from other “no-mow” and “low-mow” approaches to the landscape, sources of seeds, plants, tools and the role of soil. Finally, we'll look at ways to avoid "push back" from the community at naturalized landscapes.

A resource list is included. 

Tuesday, May 8, 12:45
Madison First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Lane
Sponsored by the Madison Garden Club
Please contact Karin Peterson for further details. 


Madison, CT