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Lawns and Lawn Alternatives: The Garden Club of Concord’s Annual Community Meeting

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Each year, the Garden Club of Concord invites the public to join them in their annual community meeting, a gathering eagerly awaited by green thumbs and nature enthusiasts alike. This year, mark your calendars for May 15th at 7:00 PM, as the Club opens its doors at the Tri-Con Church located at 54 Walden Street, Concord, MA, for an enlightening program on “Lawns and Lawn Alternatives.”

Led by Gretel Anspach, a retired systems engineer for Raytheon and a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.  Gretel brings a wealth of knowledge as a lifetime master gardener with the MMGA (Massachusetts Master Gardener Association). She enjoys the elements of science and math involved in horticulture. For nine years Gretel oversaw the Food Pantry Garden at Raytheon. In 2016 she won the MMGA Lifetime Achievement award. Gretel has gone on to establish and maintain a 20,000 square foot food production garden that has provided fresh produce to the Marlboro and Maynard Food Pantries for the last twelve years.

During this program, Gretel will focus on alternatives to conventional lawn care and the traditional grass lawn, a topic gaining increasing traction in today’s environmentally conscious world. The “perfect” lawn is a major drain on water supplies, a source of pollution and a lot of work! Instead of the traditional approach that often demands countless hours of labor and expensive chemical treatments, Gretel will explore innovative strategies to tailor lawns to individual needs.

Join us on May 15th at 7:00 PM at the Tri-Con Church on 54 Walden Street in Concord, MA, for an evening with Gretel Anspach as we embark on a journey towards more sustainable living. The Garden Club of Concord’s annual community meeting will serve as a beacon of inspiration and education.


May 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


TriCon Church
54 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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