Sustainable Putnam

Meadowing Work Party

Join Sustainable Putnam‘s efforts at Tompkins Corners Cultural Center on Sunday, Sept 12 and Sunday, Sept 19. Curtis Watkins will direct volunteers while we transform a portion of lawn into pollinator friendly meadow flowers. We’ll meet at 10 a.m. and stay until 2 p.m., and lay the groundwork for a native meadow by removing brush, weeds, poison ivy, and invasive plants. All are welcome. Wear long-sleeve shirts and pants, and bring gloves and tools you like to use (shovels, hoes, pick axes, trowels, steel rakes, etc.).

You may already have heard Curtis speak about letting your lawn — or some portion of it — return to meadow. Meadowing, the act of allowing wildness to return to your yard, not only increases the biodiversity of one small patch of our community, but it can also decrease the water, fertilizers, pesticides, and energy applied to maintain it. Native species and pollinators have a more hospitable patch of earth to migrate to and through or to call home.
Contact Curtis at [email protected] for more information.

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