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Program to educate residents on sustainable gardening blooms in Concord

Concord plans to educate residents about how to pursue environmentally friendly practices in maintaining their lawns and gardens.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council recently awarded the town a $26,000 grant to support its sustainable landscaping project.

The initiative will involve developing demonstration gardens on town properties showcasing sustainable alternatives to conventional garden and lawn practices, including the use of native plants. The town also plans to host a speaker series and to create a handbook on sustainable landscaping.

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The planning council is providing the funding through its Accelerating Resilience grant program, which is designed to support municipal efforts to protect people, places, and communities from the impact of climate change.

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The grant does not require a local match, but Concord plans to dedicate staff time to the initiative.

The projects are set to kick off in the spring.

John Laidler can be reached at laidler@globe.com.