Somerville Garden Club

Meeting – June 12, 2019

Native Plants for Shady Gardens, Groundcovers, and Lawn Alternatives throughout the Growing Season

David Falk, owner of Wild City Gardens and David Falk Gardening, in Somerville, MA will give a talk about using native plants in shady gardens, as groundcovers, and an alternative to the labor-intensive, grass lawn. Discover the shade plants native to the greater Boston area to create gardens that are beautiful, ecologically alive, sustainable, low maintenance throughout the growing season, and suitable for the spectrum of our difficult urban conditions.  His passion is to focus on cleaning and healing soils and ecosystems, relying on plants to do most of the work.  His goal is to use the simplest, most direct, and least expensive techniques to deal with the difficulties of an urban setting while trying to improve the ecology of our region.

David Falk, a Somerville resident, is a horticulturalist, garden professional and artist. After studying philosophy in both undergrad and grad school, he found his way back to working with the earth and with art. His love for gardening started with his mother, who was a garden professional at the NY Botanical Garden for 20 + years. He has worked at the Arnold Arboretum and in landscaping and then started his own business in Somerville offering smaller scale, personalized organic gardening services. He is currently a horticulturist at Garden in the Woods, the botanical garden of the New England Wildflower Society.
All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. Meetings are held the at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

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