Newton Community Education Offers ‘Fall Leaves to Greener Gardens’ Class

Grow an organic garden and cut unnecessary work and expense. Learn to make compost the easy way and skip the pile turning and watering. The class, which runs over 2 Saturdays on October 26 + November 2 from 11-12:30pm in Newton, will discuss how to convert free materials like fall leaves and wood chips into soil-building mulch, and discover how easy-to-grow native perennials can support a wildlife-friendly backyard environment. Students get tips to convert parts of their lawns into attractive growing areas that save water and fossil-fuel energy. Note: This is a hands-on class; dress for the weather and plan to get a little dirty.

Rebecca Warner is a geriatric psychiatrist whose avocation has always been gardening. Returning to Massachusetts after college and medical school in the Midwest, she settled in Newton and started her home garden 34 years ago. Her book, The Sustainable-Enough Garden (2016), tells the story of her gardening journey. Rebecca is a speaker for the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and has spoken at 40 garden clubs and libraries in the last three years, including a June 10 presentation at the Newton Library sponsored by Green Newton (look for it on NewTV).  Check out her weekly blog at thesustainable-enoughgarden.blogspot.com

Course code G239-F19 $55

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