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Dave Benner to speak about the magic of moss lawns on March 24

Mar 22, 2010

Moss Magic

David E. Benner • Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:30 p.m. • Mandell 114

Are you tired of mowing, fertilizing, and watering the lawn? We will learn about the establishment of moss lawns and how they can be grown in shade areas with no weeds, no mess, no watering, no mowing, no fertilizing, and almost no maintenance.

In 1962, Dave Benner was a pioneer in developing moss lawns to replace grass in shady areas. The Benner property has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and books. Pictures of the unique moss lawns and native wildflowers have graced the pages of such publications as Architectural Digest, Country Gardens, Taylor’s Guide to Natural Gardening, American Nurseryman, and most recently, House and Garden magazine. Through the years, Dave has become a sought after lecturer who has spoken to various horticultural societies, arboreta and garden clubs up and down the east coast. He is currently the Botanical Consultant for Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

Dave was a faculty member at Delaware Valley College and taught in the Ornamental Horticulture Department for 22 years before retiring in 1989.