Free Talk at Greenwich Audubon: Intro to Ecological Gardening and Landscaping

There is no admission fee, but registration is requested.

Register at [email protected]

On Sunday, November 20 , 1:00 to 3:00, come to an Introduction to Ecological Gardening and Landscaping presented by Greenwich Audubon Center.

Meet like-minded people at Greenwich Audubon’s new Ecological Gardening and Landscaping program, “Enrich your Land, Enrich your Life.”

The Greenwich Audubon Center has initiated a new educational program where attendees can learn how to create and maintain ecological landscapes which can contain ecologically managed flower, herb or vegetable gardens.

The advantage of this concept is the creation of a beautiful landscape that is alive with the creatures that brighten our lives, including songbirds, butterflies, dragonflies and lightning bugs. The elimination of harmful chemicals creates a safe space where children can experience the wonders of nature every day.

We can all play a part in reversing the ecological degradation of years past by turning our properties into sanctuaries for beneficial creatures.

In this first introductory program we will explore the true meaning of the ecological approach, its advantages and limitations, as well as your choices in managing your landscape.

The talk will introduce the concepts of ecological gardening and landscaping by focusing on lawn management, including what should be done now to begin managing landscapes ecologically.

Jim Carr
is educated as a biologist. He was an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden for twenty years, teaching a variety of horticultural subjects, always from an ecological perspective. He developed the NYBG program of ecological gardening and landscaping for the School of Professional Horticulture as well as one for home gardeners.

Andy Chapin is a graduate of the Connecticut Master Gardeners program. He was the former land steward at the Greenwich Audubon Center. He is developing an educational program for the collecting native plant seeds and propagating them, which will be presented at the Greenwich Audubon Center. 

Register today if you would like to:

• have an ecological landscape with flower gardens, or vegetable or herb gardens.
• have your property NO MATTER THE SIZE alive with creatures that brighten our lives, such as butterflies, hummingbirds, dragon flies, songbirds,
• have children experience the wonders of nature every day,
• eliminate high-risk chemicals from your property.

Sunday, November 20, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Rd
Greenwich, CT, 06831