Tired of the endless battle to care for your lawn? Want to see how you can get started transforming spaces into eco-friendly, heritage based places? This inspirational program is for those who wish to create native eco-friendly landscapes around their property to enhance biodiversity and environmental health. Dennis Paige will discuss how more than 50 million acres of lawn are cultivated in the United States, covering more American land than any single crop. Most lawns today are comprised of high carbon foot-print, excessive maintenance, non-native species; in short, a biologically sterile landscape. Learn how one community in the suburbs transformed their lawns into an unfolding range of multi-seasonally colorful prairie, woodland, and wetland wildflowers, grasses and native rain gardens. Profiled in the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, Chicagoland Gardening Magazine and the Boston Herald, this native landscape makeover was the recipient of the 2011 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award. Paige is a naturalist, habitat restorationist, native landscaping consultant and chief residential native plant landscaper. He works at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg and is an adjunct faculty member of the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Morton Arboretum. Sponsored by the Warrenville Library Foundation. Registration is required.
Event Type(s): Adult Program
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