Events Calendar / January 2018
Presented by Mark Richardson of The New England Wild Flower Society
According to NASA, more surface area in the United States is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plantings.
About Mark Richardson:
Mark oversees the Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island while helping to run a mid-sized ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, where he overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program.
Join us as we continue our travels with Otto Ringling from the previous book Breakfast with Buddha, putting our skepticism aside and softening to the humor, kindness, and wisdom of his passenger, Volya Rinpoche. The relationship between the two men has changed and they are now family, but even more important, Otto is opening up further to the purpose of his life and to what is possible.
Meditation will follow the book discussion.