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Verdant Views: Cultivating a Sustainable Future --- Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Native Lawn

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Traditional turfgrass lawns provide little benefit to native biodiversity, are significant sources of air and water pollution, and require huge investments of time to maintain.  In a world grappling with the climate crisis, every action counts, and adopting a new lawn paradigm that champions native biodiversity in your own backyard is a powerful way to take control of your environmental impact.  In this enlightening webinar, we will discuss a visionary lawn paradigm shift – one where lush, low-growing native grasses and forbs take center stage. As featured in the recent New York Times article by Margaret Roach, this webinar will explore the journey behind Cornell Botanic Gardens’ native lawn, from its inception to the multitude of benefits it brings, and the invaluable lessons it has taught us.  Host Kevin Moss will be joined by Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas, and Krissy Boys, Horticulturist and Educator.

Verdant Views is a videocast series hosted by Kevin Moss of Cornell Botanic Gardens. Each episode focuses on a different topic related to plants, gardens, conservation, and the vital connections between plants and peoples around the world. 

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