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Grow Your Own Meadow, Large and Small

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 11:45am
CFPA Headquarters
16 Meriden Road
Middlefield, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
Event Description: 

If you’ve ever wondered about the beautiful chaos of a healthy flowering meadow, this two-hour seminar will demystify how to plant and maintain these ecologically valuable spaces. Landscape designer Kathy Connolly will explain why a meadow is not simply a lawn gone wild (nor is it a low-mow lawn). 

Learn about the role of warm-season grasses, and the value of native plant species. Kathy will also outline site selection, helpful tools, planting techniques, and how to encourage an existing meadow.

Books and other reference materials will be available for purchase from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Cash or checks only; no credit cards. 

Participants who pre-register will have to ability to pre-order "plug" plants grown especially for this event by New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm in Whately, MA. Order plants early! Meadow kits sold out last year.

Low-Impact Site Preparation will be explored in an additional workshop offered from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Separate registration is required and can be accomplished by following the link above.


To register, enter your name into the Sign-up option at the bottom of this page. Then please send payments in the form of cash or check (payable to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association) to:

Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Road
Rockfall, CT 06481

Visa or MasterCard payments may be made by calling (860) 346-TREE. All payment types may be made in person during CFPA Office Hours (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Inclement Weather: 
Rain or Shine
Registration Fee: 
CFPA Members: $30; Non-members: $40
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Liz Fossett, Events and Volunteer Coordinator
(860) 346-TREE