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Growing Literacy: Let’s diversify! Minimizing lawn and maximizing habitat with Gary Fish Online


Please join us for our annual winter garden workshop series, Growing Literacy. This year we are proud to host 6 talks through collaboration with Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Growing to Give and Curtis Memorial Library. Two of these talks will be on local farms, three on Zoom and one in-person at Curtis Memorial Library. Bring your curiosity, questions and join us!

On Zoom - Let’s Diversify! Minimizing Lawn and Maximizing Habitat with Gary Fish

Sunday, January 22nd, 3-4:30pm


Learn how to turn your yard into a playground for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. The era of lawns is receding, catch the new wave and grow your yard into a beautiful habitat using native plants and by changing the way you manage leaves and fall maintenance. Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist at Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, will share how you can join the Homegrown National Park. Bring your questions and leave with plenty of ideas! This event will be held online via Zoom.


Gary Fish has been the Maine State Horticulturist since 2015. With a degree in Forest and Wildlife Management, he was the Manager of the Pesticide Programs for Board of

Pesticides Control for 28 years and has been a practicing Licensed Professional Forester since 1985. Growing up in Farmington, Maine, Gary describes himself as an entomologist from birth and was inspired to love plants by his mother who always grew roses. He is also a landscape and nature photographer. 


Don't forget to sign up for and attend the many other events in this series:

On Zoom - Home-based (backyard) Aerobic Composting with Mark King


At CML - Sowing Native Seeds for the Community with Ellen Maling


Outside - Scalable No-Till Gardening: Prioritizing Soil Health for Better Yields with Theda Lyden and Carrie Asselin


Outside - Seed Starting and Greenhouse Tour at Whatley Farm with Ben Whatley and Anna Markow


On Zoom - Planting and Growing by the Lunar Calendar: The Biodynamic Approach to Growing Our Food with Barbara Shinn




Sunday, January 22, 2023
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Adults     Seniors  
  Cooking, Gardening, and Sustainability  
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Event Organizer

Hazel Onsrud

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