Hosted by Kristin Andres
The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is an environmental advocacy organization located in Dennis, MA. We refer to our garden as APCC’s “living landscape.” With the design help of BlueFlax Design, the grounds serve as an evolving demonstration model for an eco-friendly Cape Cod landscape. It employs a diverse palette of native species that thrive without supplemental irrigation or fertilizers. Many species support native pollinators and other beneficial insects. The intentional, systematic replacement of lawn with diverse native plantings, in a highly visible location, serves as an inspiration to homeowners, institutions, and the local landscape industry that Cape-friendly landscapes can be both beautiful and ecologically sound.
About the Author
Kristin Andres is the Associate Director for Education & Informational Services for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), an environmental advocacy organization. Before joining APCC as a staff member, she worked for the town of Chatham as its first Conservation Agent for more than 15 years. In her role at APCC, Kristin helps promote eco-friendly land care practices through educational programming and the demonstration garden, which dovetails with APCC’s focus areas of water quality, habitat protection, sustainability, and climate change.
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