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Turf Wars! … A (Green) Revolution Right in our own Backyards

Explore the adventures of “Grass Graffiti” and why the grass may just be greener in the future.

The Community Foundation launches its 2014 Party with a Purpose series with a celebration of spring and “Grassology 101” with author, horticulturist, and local expert Thomas Christopher.

Join us Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Chatman Hall (2nd Floor), Middlesex Community College.

$10.00 per person - Reserve your seats online or RSVP to Jamie Rohrberg at Jamie@MiddlesexCountyCF.org or 860.347.0025.

Everybody – except your landscape service – hates lawns, but that’s about to change. New, adapted grasses and a revolutionary, environmentally-friendly style of design are transforming turf from a resource-hungry, biologically sterile polluter into a sustainable, easy-care oasis for wildlife – and people. Learn how you can reduce your mowing to 3 or 4 times a year while turning your yard into a haven for pollinators and a tool for fighting global warming and water pollution.

Thomas Christopher trained as a horticulturist at the New York Botanical Garden and has been designing, planting and maintaining gardens for more than 40 years. A former columnist for House & Garden and Horticulture Magazine, and is the author of a dozen books. The environmental aspects of his craft have always been his special interest, and he served as a contributor and editor for The New American Landscape, a guide to sustainable landscaping that the American Society of Landscape Architects praised as one of the ten best books of 2011. As the founder and owner of Smart Lawn LLC, he designs and installs maintenance, ecologically beneficial lawns for clients ranging from home owners to cemetery boards and universities.

Community Foundation of Middlesex County represents local people, giving locally to make an impact on the lives of others – not just for today, but forever. The Community Foundation works with charitably-minded individuals and organizations to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds. These funds support local nonprofit organizations through effective grant making to address community needs.

Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County has provided 1,100 grants totaling more than $3.3 million to organizations for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities, environmental improvements, and for health and human services. For more information, contact the Community Foundation at 860.347.0025 or info@MiddlesexCountyCF.org.”


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