Transforming lawns into meadows of life, with Owen Wormser: BEST OF CP

Cultivating Place show

Summary: Still in the Dog Days of Summer - the heat it hot, the days are long, and garden maintenance in the form of watering, weeding, and perhaps mowing and blowing (especially in the dry and droughty parts of the country right now) might be wearing thin….especially with the relentless watering/mowing/blowing of a thirsty lawn. Maybe you’re rethinking your lawn? Wanting to water/mow less and see butterflies, hummingbirds, and fireflies more? With just this in mind, this week on CP, we revisit a Best of Conversation with Owen Wormser inspiring us to transform our lawns (or some portion of them) into meadows! Enjoy - At a time when our gardens large and small often feel more important than ever, I think our focus on exactly what our gardens contain and consist of is also more important than ever.   I’m pleased to be speaking about just this with Owen Wormser. Based in Western Massachusetts, Owen is the founder of Abound Design, providing design & consulting for regenerative, sustainability-focused landscapes. He is also the co-founder with traditional and clinical herbalist Chris Marano, of the non-profit Local Harmony, focused on encouraging and creating community driven regeneration. Finally, Owen is the author of a new book entitled "Lawns into Meadows, Growing a Regenerative Landscape", out now from Stone Pier Press.  Owen joins us to share more on his deep belief in the planet’s tendency towards abundance. Listen in. Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. We can't thank you enough for making it possible for this young program to grow even more of these types of conversations. The show is available as a podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Podcast, and Stitcher. To read more and for many more photos please visit