Upcoming Events

Lexington Living Landscapes-sponsored events


October 12, 7:00 pm

A Community Conversation About Lawns


More than ever, homeowners are rethinking their lawns. Is a beautiful green carpet of grass worth the time, money, and environmental impact it entails? A monoculture of non-native turf grasses – the centerpiece of suburban landscapes for decades – offers little benefit to wildlife, and the water, fertilizers, and pesticides applied to lawns come with a significant environmental cost.


Homeowners throughout Lexington are exploring options, whether it be more environmentally friendly methods of tending traditional lawns, to converting them to native ground covers, to ripping them up and putting in more complex, native plant landscapes.


Are you thinking of doing something with your lawn? Have you already? Come join us for a community conversation about lawns. What have you done? How has it worked? Is there anything that would help you and/or other homeowners be more successful? What can we do as a community to change the culture of the picture-perfect suburban lot as one dominated by a thirsty, fertilizer- and pesticide-hungry monoculture?


Online. Click here to register.

More info coming soon:


November 14: What Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Trees. A conversation with two experienced arborists, Steve Vernon of Harrison McPhee and Greg Mosman of Barrett Tree Service East. 7 pm, online.


December 6: Landscaping for Pollinators and Birds at Home with Desiree Narango. Co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Pollinator Network. 7 pm, online.


January 21: Silent Earth: Saving our Insects with Dave Goulson. Co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Pollinator Network and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. 2 pm, online.

Other events of interest - All events are online unless otherwise indicated.

September 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Bring Back the Pollinators: Providing Nesting Habitat for Bees with Sarah Foltz Jordan and Leif Richardson. Xerces Society. More info here.


October 2, 11:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Pollinator Safari led by the experts at the Tufts Pollinator Initiative. In person at Tufts Pollinator Plaza, 574 Boston Avenue, Medford. More info here.


October 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Webinar: Arborists Are from Mars; Garden Designers Are from Venus with Chris Roddick. Ecological Landscape Alliance. More info here.


October 5, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Leave the Leaves: Fall Clean-Up to Support Overwintering Pollinators with Master Gardener Larri Cochran. Fee. Berkshire Botanical Garden and Mass. Pollinator Network. More info here.


October 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

A Win-Win for Insects: Nature-Based Climate Solutions Address both Climate Change and

Biodiversity Concerns with Scott Black. Xerces Society. More info here.


Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Seed Collecting, Cleaning, and Packaging with Gary Phillips. Monthly meeting of the Mystic-Charles Pollinator Pathways; all are welcome. The meeting begins at 7:00 with news and updates; the workshop at 7:30. Zoom link for the meeting here. To get information about all their events, join their Google Group here.


October 12, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Are Plants Sold as Pollinator-friendly also Pollinator-safe? The Case of Milkweed and How to Help with Chris Halsch and Sharon Selvaggio. Xerces Society. More info here.


October 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Gardening as if the Earth Matters with Anna Fialkoff. EnergizeActon.org, the Acton Garden Club, and the Acton Conservation Trust. Hybrid event with online option. More info here.


October 20, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Diversify Your Lawn with Wild Seed Project staff. Plymouth MA Public Library. More info here.


November 5, 11:00 – 1:00 pm

Seeds and Cider, free seeds and instructions from the Tufts Pollinator Initiative. In person at Tufts Pollinator Plaza, 574 Boston Avenue, Medford. More info here.


November 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

We Need to Talk About Honeybees with Rich Hatfield. Xerces Society. More info here.


November 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

100 Plants to Feed the Monarch Butterfly with Stephanie Frischie. Ecological Landscape Alliance. More info here.


December 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Urban Pollinator Corridors: Creating Native Habitat to Support Pollinators and Other Wild Life

with Heather McCargo. Ecological Landscape Alliance. More info here.