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Pop-up Event: Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn: Ecological Stewardship of Residential Property
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

"Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn: Ecological Stewardship of Residential Property" - A Virtual Event

Speaker: PSE Master Gardener Sharon Richardson

We have changed the time for this event from a morning 10 AM start to an evening start of 7 PM.

 Americans spend about $29 BILLION a year on their lawns. "Every square foot dedicated to lawn is a square foot that is degrading local ecosystems". (Doug Tallamy). Watering and mowing have made grass one of America's most expensive, labor intensive and environmentally devastating crops, while leaving behind a desert for our pollinators, other wildlife and plants. Maintaining lawns often requires the extensive use of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides to kill weeds. Because of extensive stormwater issues caused by lawns, these and other pollutants enter our streams and ground water. Join us to learn how you can reduce pollution to our water, invite pollinators, and convert unused areas of your lawn to a more visually appealing, diverse and sustainable landscape....AND YOU'LL SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

Sharon Richardson is a lifelong learner and retired school superintendent. She did not discover the world of gardening until she became a volunteer at Longwood gardens. She has earned certificates in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from Longwood Gardens. Through the years she has had many roles and lead many teams at Longwood. She became a PA Master Gardener in 2011 and a Pa Master Naturalist in 2018. She belongs to many plant societies and volunteers for most of them.

Members and non-members welcome. $5 for members and non-members fee is $15. Limited to 100 attendees. 

Important: Only online payment with credit card is accepted. If you cannot pay online, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Click here to register. Online payment only with credit card. Registration ends at midnight on Sunday, April 24th and the Zoom link will be sent to registrants by Wednesday, April 27th.

Please be ready to take notes as there is no handout with this presentation.

This virtual event will not be recorded.

Important Info regarding registration: Please make sure you hit the "submit" button after registering on-line. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then the registration process was not completed. If you are not sure, try to register again - if a message pops up saying that "multiple submissions of the registration form are not permitted", then you are registered. If that message does not appear, then you are not registered, so please register.

Please make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer. Plan to join 5 minutes before; there will be a 50 minute talk plus 10 minute Q&A. Questions can be submitted via chat box and will be read to speaker by the HPS/MAG moderator. 


Contact: Laura Axel at [email protected]