How Does Your Garden Grow? with Thomas Christopher - Community Foundation Of Middlesex County


Event Details

9 Sep 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Community Health Center, 675 Main Street, Middletown, CT

Event Description

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Sustainable gardening goes beyond just using organic methods. From water and energy conservation to waste reduction and smart seed-sourcing, there are infinite ways we can make our practices more sustainable.Flower Garden

Join us on Tuesday, September 9 on the Community Health Center’s Roof Garden for a Party with a Purpose.

Tom Christopher,

well-known author and landscape designer, will share the insights and benefits of sustainable gardening and lawn care.

Garden ToolsHome gardeners are the stewards of thousands of square miles of valuable topsoil, oxygen-enriching plant life, and habitat for wildlife. Gardens provide not only healthy local food and natural beauty; they cool the earth and absorb carbon dioxide.

But whether a garden ultimately helps or hurts the planet depends on the gardener. Choose the wrong plants, spread tons of synthetic chemicals onto lawns, or waste precious water on a careless landscape design, and your garden can do more harm than good.

Bring your friends, spend a beautiful evening enjoying the rooftop garden cultivated by Middletown Garden Club and MARC: Community Services, and learn key techniques and practices to garden in harmony with nature – and human nature.

$10.00 per person – Reserve your seats online or RSVP to Jamie Rohrberg at or 860.347.0025.


christopher_t Thomas Christopher trained as a horticulturist at the New York Botanical Garden and has been designing, planting and maintaining gardens for more than 40 years. A former columnist for House & Garden and Horticulture Magazine, and is the author of a dozen books. The environmental aspects of his craft have always been his special interest, and he served as a contributor and editor for The New American Landscape, a guide to sustainable landscaping that the American Society of Landscape Architects praised as one of the ten best books of 2011. As the founder and owner of Smart Lawn LLC, he designs and installs maintenance, ecologically beneficial lawns for clients ranging from home owners to cemetery boards and universities.

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