Verdant Views: Native Lawn 11/14/23 from Cornell Botanic Gardens on Vimeo.

This episode of Verdant Views, originally presented on November 14, 2023, explores the journey behind Cornell Botanic Gardens’ native lawn project, from its inception to the multitude of benefits it brings, and the invaluable lessons it has taught us. Host Kevin Moss is joined by Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas, and Krissy Boys, Horticulturist and Educator.

Verdant Views is an ongoing web series hosted by Kevin Moss of Cornell Botanic Gardens. Each episode focuses on a different topic related to plants, gardens, conservation, sustainability, and the vital connections between plants and peoples around the world.

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