Arlington_MA_Capitol_Theater_BuildingAre you interested in learning the history behind Arlington’s open spaces?  Meg Muckenhoupt, author of Boston’s Gardens and Green Spaces, will be speaking at Arlington’s fifth annual EcoFest on Saturday, March 23rd at Arlington Town Hall. Her talk, entitled “From Glaciers to the Great Meadows: 15,000 Years in Arlington’s Open Space” will take place at 11 a.m. and will cover topics ranging from Arlington’s transition from forest to suburb to how future population shifts could alter the city.

In addition to Meg’s talk, Grammy-nominated children’s singer Judy Pancoast will perform, student artwork made from recycled materials will be on display, and gardeners can take advantage of the free compost giveaway. Admission is free and the eBostons-Gardens-Green-Spacesvent is co-sponsored by the Arlington Garden Club, the Town of Arlington, and Vision 2020-Sustainable Arlington.

Grab a copy of Boston’s Gardens & Green Spaces and bring it to EcoFest to get it signed by Meg! The book is a stunning guide full of information about the city’s most revered historic parks, as well as newer spaces, including healing gardens and hidden pocket parks.Get your copy online through our website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or at your favorite local bookstore. If they don’t have it in stock, just ask! They’ll be happy to order it for you.