Leave the leaves! And other nature-wise practices for autumn.

Let’s rethink three annual autumn rituals: Removing leaves, planting lawns, and hauling debris to the local transfer station.

In this one-hour talk, we explore the little-known roles of leaves and sticks after they fall—what they are, their role in nature, and what they can do for us. We'll look at ways to reduce leaf cleanup, help soil, support wildlife, and still make landscapes ready for winter—and for next year’s planting beds. 

We'll also explore the latest equipment for fall clean-ups, the quiet, high-powered electric leafblowers, trimmers, mowers, and clippers.

This one-hour talk is great to offer along with my talk on site preparation