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I Turned My Yard Into a Homegrown National Park

Community Room - Table Side
Friday, Jul 26, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Initially spurred by a lack of desire to mow or rake, Northside resident Alex Singer transformed his suburban yard over the past dozen plus years by replacing the turf grass with native forbs, grasses, trees, shrubs, ferns, and fungi -- he even recently added some vines! He continues to kill the grass and spread the news and the plant diversity via giving away his yard's bounty, inviting individuals and groups to tour his yard, and giving talks on native plant propagation and their importance, as well as working toward the loosening of Madison's Natural Landscape ordinance. 

Listen to his at-times humorous commentary while watching a slideshow of his triumphs and tribulations and get some insight into how you could follow suit. There will be time for Q&A and seeds available at the end to take home to start your own HNP.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date. To register, please click the link below or contact your local library.