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Upcoming 2015 Events from the New England Wild Flower Society

carrots!Planning your summer outings? Want to learn more about a plethora of planting possibilities? The New England Wild Flower Society currently offers over 50 classes and outings.

Summer 2015 Highlights, Field Trips and Classes by the New England Wild Flower Society

  • On June 6, esteemed landscape designer Tom Benjamin takes us to two notable sustainable landscapes in Rhode Island. The first location being Kent Hospital, an award-winning landscape design showcasing sustainable design practices. The second site is a small urban lot redesigned to promote biodiversity, and storm water management. Register here.
  • Starting July 14th is our 4-week course on Landscape for Life, providing you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to create a great-looking garden that is healthier for you, your family, and the environment. This class is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. Register here.
  • Our Kill Your Lawn class, on August 2nd is based on findings by NASA scientists that in the United States more surface area are covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop, we’ll see why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with environmentally friendly native plants. Register here.
  • Finishing out our season is our class on Sustainable Site Design taking place at Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA. Held on October 1st, we will delve into the fundamentals of sustainable landscape design, focusing on integrating existing and new buildings into a landscape. The class will also focus on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) rating system and the forthcoming SITES (Sustainable Sites Initiative) system. Register here.

If you have any interest in New England Wild Flower Society’s other programs available, click here.