The Town of Andover is a community sponsor of Greenscapes North Shore which offers workshops and information on environmentally friendly yard and lawn care practices that require very little water and chemicals to maintain. Attend any or all of the free workshops being offered in March and April.
"Slow the Flow" - Learn how low-impact development can help control yard flooding and poor drainage, using rain gardens or vegetative buffers. Saturday, March 16; 9:30 am - 11:30 am at the Peabody Institute Library; 15 Sylvan St in Danvers, MA.
"Organic Lawn Care" - Get some great tips from an organic landscaper on how to maintain a healthy, natural lawn without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Learn about soil conditions, grass seed selection, compost tea and insect/disease control. Monday, April 8th; 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Topsfield Library, 1 South Common Street, Topsfield, MA. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
"Greenscapes 101 Presentation" - At Andover's Memorial Hall Library on Tuesday, April 23rd; 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The basic steps to achieving a beautiful, chemical free free lawn and garden that is safe for children and pets, has healthy plants and also conserves water will be discussed. Contact Karen Martin at the Andover Water Treatment Plant, 978-623-8350 for more information.