Naturescape Your Yard with Karen Bussolini (Zoom & In-Person)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilton Library
Rimer Room

Event Details

We are excited to present gardener extraordinaire Karen Bussolini in the live Zoom program, "Naturescape Your Yard," on Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. This is a hybrid program; watch with others in the Rimer Room, or remotely on Zoom.

Naturescaping is landscaping with nature - attracting and sustaining wildlife, using native and and well-adapted plants, using resources wisely, and avoiding environmental pollution. But it also means landscaping like nature. Nobody plants, waters or fertilizes the forest or the prairie, yet they survive - beautifully - on their own. Naturescaping, also called ecological landscaping, creates self-sustaining (i.e. low-maintenance) landscapes that function like nature.

Karen will show how to create environment-friendly landscapes that work with nature to reduce maintenance and costs while increasing beauty and enjoyment. She will show inspiring examples of gardens from across the country that conserve resources (time and money as well as natural resources), foster diversity, sustain wildlife, provide food and incorporate environmentally sound practices to create sustainable yards.

"Naturescape Your Yard" is informed both by the work of notable ecologists and ecological designers and a deep understanding that everything comes from somewhere, everything goes somewhere and it's all connected. The presentation includes big-picture ecological thinking, nitty-gritty how-to tips and images of sustainable yards and gardens that serve the needs of the people who use them, look attractive, and function as small ecosystems.

Karen Bussolini has been a gardener all her life. She trained as a painter and was an architectural photographer before specializing in garden photography, writing, speaking and eco-friendly garden coaching/design. She is a NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. Her garden has been featured in many publications, including Anne Raver’s feature, “A Connecticut Hillside of Feisty Beauties” in The New York Times.

Registration for this program is required. Please register online, or call (203) 762-6334. For additional information contact


Event Type(s): Online Event, Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults

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