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Hellstrip Gardening: Paradise at the Curb

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
Wed., May 21, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

From coast to coast, overlooked landscapes languish in parking strips and alongside driveways and alleys. These semi-public spaces don’t often support healthy lawns, but they can host thriving gardens that add beauty and provide ecological services, dramatically improving their surroundings. Evelyn Hadden will address issues such as car, foot, and paw traffic; utility and maintenance equipment; restricted root zones, contaminated soil; covenants and city regulations and present dozens of plants and ideas for increasing the green in your neighborhood. For discussion purposes, send images of successful hellstrips you have seen, or alternatively, plantings that haven’t lived up to the challenges to: adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu.

Gazette Classification: Lecture, Science
Organization/Sponsor: Arnold Arboretum
Speaker(s): Evelyn Hadden, author
Cost: $15 member, $25 nonmember
Ticket Web Linkmy.arboretum.harvard.edu
Ticket Info: 617 384-5277
Contact Infoadulted@arnarb.harvard.edu

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 18:30