Charles to Hold Meadow Workshop on Oct. 23

Charles County Government is partnering with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to host a free Meadow Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Serenity Farm (6932 Serenity Farm Rd, Benedict) from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Meadows play an important role in maintaining a healthy environment, provide important ecological functions, and help hold and purify water (USDA). Hosting local workshops is a great way to educate the public on how to build and maintain meadows in their own backyard.

According to a County press release:

Charles County residents are invited to attend to learn more about meadows and how to install one on their property.  Register at Advanced registration is required, and the deadline is Monday, Oct. 18.

During this workshop, you will discover the benefits of meadows, how to install and maintain a meadow, and the funding resources available. The workshop concludes with a walking tour of a young and a mature meadow on uneven terrain and taking a short hayride to the site. Please dress appropriately, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring water.  Light refreshments will be provided. The event will occur in an open-air barn and follow local, state, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 guidelines.

Read the full press release for more details.