According to NASA, turf grass lawn covers more of the U.S. than any other irrigated crop, while degrading our environment. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring mowing, irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in New England. On Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m., learn why you should “kill your lawn” and how to replace it with beautiful and environmentally friendly gardens. Transitioning your yard to incorporate native plants in the lawn or gardens helps to mitigate floods, heat waves, sea-level rise, and the mass extinction of species. This free Zoom session will be presented by Mark Richardson Director of Horticulture for New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill. To register, visit: metrowestclimatesolutions.org.

MetroWest Climate Solutions aims to inspire sustainable, equitable communities by hosting programs that encourage people to get involved in bringing about solutions to the climate crisis. MCS is a growing partnership between First Parish in Wayland, First Parish Church in Weston, First Parish in Lincoln, the Congregational Church in Weston, Energize Wayland, Sustainable Weston Action Group, and other communities and individuals.

Photo: Gardens by the Yard