Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will lead a talk on chemical-free lawn care at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, June 11, at noon.

Many pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers commonly used in home lawn-care are toxic, expensive, and dangerous to local watersheds and ecosystems. Jacobs’s presentation will outline methods of ways to care for lawns without having to resort to dangerous chemicals and still have a lush, green, healthy lawn.

Jacobs is the education coordinator at Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District. In addition to educating about conservation issues, she owns and operates her own landscape design and horticulture business, Gabriella’s Gardens in Rockland.

This presentation is part of the Spring Talk Series at Merryspring, which is being sponsored by The First.

Admission to the Tuesday Talks is free to Merryspring members and children, with a nominal $5 fee for non-members. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or email