Thursday, April 22, 7-8:30PM. Designing Biodiversity at McKeon Farm: Meadows and Hedgerows as Opportunities for Pollinators. REGISTER HERE. For the past year, the Ridgefield Conservation Commission and NRWA have worked in close collaboration with landscape designer Evan Abramson, Principal of Landscape Interactions, to transform McKeon Farm in Ridgefield, CT into a regional biodiversity hotspot for pollinator species. Join Abramson, Pollinator Systems Designer, and Ridgefield Conservation Commissioner and NRWA board member, Kitsey Snow for an in-depth exploration of the landscape design process at McKeon Farm. This program is presented by Ridgefield Library, The Norwalk River Watershed Association, and the Ridgefield Pollinator Pathway Series.
Gardeners, farmers, landscape designers, conservation organizations, and local governments all play a vital role in strengthening, expanding and enhancing regional biodiversity, ecological health, and climate change resilience. On conservation properties, residential landscapes, farms, roadsides, schools, and solar projects, functionally diverse native pollinator habitats can serve as building blocks for linking intact natural areas across a fragmented landscape.
But what to plant, when to mow, where to focus on first and how to measure the results? Abramson of Landscape Interactions will present on methods and practices that lead to successful pollinator projects.