In his new book, Lawns Into Meadows, landscape designer Owen Wormser makes a case for the generosity of meadows. In a world where lawns have wreaked havoc on our natural ecosystems, meadows offer a compelling solution: They establish wildlife and pollinator habitats. They’re low-maintenance and low-cost. They have a built-in resilience that helps them weather climate extremes, and they can draw down and store far more carbon dioxide than any manicured lawn. It is garden landscaping that is beautiful, all year round.
Owen describes how to plant your own organic meadow, using the basic practices of meadow design, and goes to a meadow to tell the story of how he brought it to life. Bring your questions about meadows!