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How can you help the environment while creating beautiful gardens and landscapes in your own yard? The Westborough Community Land Trust held its annual meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018 with Mark Richardson of the New England Wild Flower Society as the featured speaker on the topic of “Earth Friendly Gardening.” Click here to watch the presentation which touched on what to plant, and what not to plant, in order to save energy, use less water, help pollinators, and live sustainably in many other ways. Mark Richardson oversees the New England Wild Flower Society’s botanic garden, Garden in the Woods, and its native plant nursery operation, Nasami Farm. He studied ornamental horticulture at University of Rhode Island while helping to run an ornamental plant nursery before finding his true passion in public horticulture. He led undergraduate programs at Longwood Gardens, where he overhauled the curriculum of the Professional Gardener Program, and oversaw adult education at Brookside Gardens. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program. The program was followed by a reception and the WCLT Annual Meeting.