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MJV Webinar: Meadow Establishment in the East
July 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Join Monarch Joint Venture for their upcoming webinar titled Meadow Establishment in the East. This webinar will discuss establishing and maintaining native meadows in the eastern US. There is a growing movement in the eastern US to convert lawn to meadows, even small backyard plots, for pollinator and wildlife habitat. There are many methods to accomplish the conversion from killing the existing vegetation and reseeding to the slower regime of yearly mowing and inter-planting with perennials. Both methods and meadow maintenance needs will be discussed. Click here to register. You will receive additional details about participating in the webinar in a follow up email prior to the webinar and on the confirmation page after completing the form. This is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center. We look forward to your participation!
Larry Weaner, founder and principal of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates and author of Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be A Source of Environmental Change with Thomas Christopher (Timber Press 2016) and renowned meadow designer, will provide an overview of the broad topic of meadow development. He will cover various methods and considerations in establishing meadows. Larry will talk about establishment challenges, ecological considerations and maintenance needs for successful self-sustaining meadows with examples from his award winning designs.
Ann Aldrich, past Restoration Director for Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, worked with Larry to restore the meadows in Dumbarton Oaks Park. Ann will share the work The Monarch Alliance is doing at Fort Frederick State Park southwest of Hagerstown, Maryland to move several meadows from warm season grasses mixed with European cool season grasses and invasive plants to a self-sustaining native meadow through mowing and inter-planting.
Larry and Ann will both discuss the benefits of meadows for monarchs and our native pollinators and the ecological benefits of establishing and maintaining this habitat type in the East.