A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – April 17, 2023 – Owen Wormser on Meadows

The time is approaching for my annual pass with the tractor through my little meadow on the hill above my house, the one time each year I really intervene in it, by mowing. Meadow making is an exercise in patience, and restraint, and in accepting that it has a life of its own, it seems to me, and I wanted to talk about all that with someone who makes meadows as his profession—Owen Wormser, whose popular 2020 book “Lawns Into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape” is just out in a new second edition. 

Meadows are not an overnight project, nor are they something that remains static and unchanging. Landscape designer Owen Wormser of Abound Design, his firm based in Western Massachusetts, talked about the life of a meadow, and its maintenance. 


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