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Greener Alternatives to Turf

Friday, February 15, 2019, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


New! Green or sustainable gardens make sense for many reasons—they’re good for the environment and they’re good for us. Jeff Epping has been researching and implementing a number of new gardens at Olbrich that are more environmentally sound and can be easily incorporated into home landscapes. Epping will show you how they have replaced lawns and traditional perennial beds with sustainable and beautiful fescue, prairie dropseed, and sedge meadows, as well as new gravel gardens, based on concepts developed by German horticulturist Cassian Schmidt.

Jeff Epping, director of horticulture, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin
Linnaeus Room, Regenstein Center