Landscape for both beauty and sustainability. New conservation organization Sustainability Matters has collaborated with the Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy) on a four-part “Greener than Grass” series, aimed at encouraging participants to replace turf grass with more environmentally friendly landscaping. The fourth workshop in the series explores no-mow, steppable ”Alternative Groundcovers”. Cost is $ 5 for 2019 Sustainability Matters and FOSA members; $10 others. For more information on the series, see the Facebook event. To register, go here.

For those potentially interested in volunteering with Sustainability Matters, we’re hosting a volunteer orientation at Blandy (in the dining room) at 6 pm, prior to the event.