Evelyn J. Hadden
National speaker and award-winning author of Beautiful No-Mow Yards

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  Biography

A national speaker and award-winning author of four garden books, Evelyn Hadden shares strategies to help people create and maintain comfortable, functional, nature-friendly landscapes with less or no lawn. Her books Beautiful No-Mow Yards (2012) and Hellstrip Gardening (2014) are both Timber Press bestsellers. Evelyn founded the informational website LessLawn and is a founding member of the national Lawn Reform Coalition, as well as a partner at the lauded and provocative team blog GardenRant.



Brief Descriptions of Talks

"Hellstrip Gardening: Paradise at the Curb"

Some of the most challenging garden spaces are located at the edges of your property; transforming them into thriving gardens can have a disproportionate positive effect. Learn strategies for addressing common curbside challenges including street trees, poor soil, laws and covenants, unsightly equipment, pedestrian traffic, and more. With inspiring photos, Evelyn Hadden showcases creative solutions and highlights curbside-worthy plants. Take steps to improve our shared environment and your own life--dive in and design a curbside garden! more detail

 

"Beautiful No-Mow Yards"

Tired of mowing? Let award-winning author Evelyn Hadden help you rethink your yard. This colorful presentation shows an inspiring array of no-mow designs by everyday gardeners plus easy ideas from landscape professionals that you can adapt to your own yard---from lively prairies to elegant edibles to lawnless stroll gardens to low-care living carpets. Learn how to reduce your maintenance by shrinking your lawn, choosing plants well, and enlisting natural processes to manage your garden for you. Savor the ease and beauty of a no-mow yard! more detail

 

"Beautiful No-Mow Yards for the West"

Evelyn Hadden, author of Beautiful No-Mow Yards, shares an inspiring array of no-mow designs for western gardens. See lively cottage gardens, elegant edibles, lawnless stroll gardens, low-care living carpets, and more! Learn how to reduce your maintenance (including water use) by shrinking your lawn, choosing plants well, and enlisting natural processes to manage your garden for you. Savor the ease and beauty of a no-mow yard. more detail

 

"Beautiful No-Mow Yards Featuring Eastern Native Plants"

Award-winning author Evelyn Hadden presents an inviting array of no-mow designs---from ponds and prairies to elegant edibles to low-care living carpets---with an emphasis on including plants native to the Eastern United States. Learn how to reduce your maintenance and your ecological footprint by shrinking your lawn, choosing plants well, and enlisting natural processes to manage your garden for you. more detail

 

"Design Ideas to Shrink Your Lawn"

Explore the possibilities of less lawn with award-winning author Evelyn J. Hadden! In her colorful presentation "Design Ideas to Shrink Your Lawn" you'll encounter fresh ideas from large-scale (Stroll Gardens, Woodland Gardens, Lawnless Front Gardens) to small (Welcome Gardens, Herb Gardens, Island Beds), and you'll return to your own yard with a renewed sense of its possibilities. more detail

 

"Eco-Friendly Gardens"

Learn how to design a more sustainable, useful, healthy, and comfortable landscape. See a variety of examples of eco-friendly lawn-shrinking ideas from gardens around the country, including Rain Gardens, Slope Gardens, Vegie & Herb Gardens, Pavement Islands, and more! This talk is specifically designed for gardeners who want to add sustainability and wildlife habitat, as well as functionality and beauty, to their gardens. more detail




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