Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust will hold a presentation on “Earth-friendly Gardening” Monday, June 18, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 1 Ruggles St. Mark Richardson will speak about what to plant and what not to plant in order to save energy, use less water, help pollinators, and live sustainably in many other ways.
Richardson oversees the New England Wild Flower 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 an ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He also 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. A reception and Annual Meeting will follow.