Climate Resilient Gardens and Backyards

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Program Type:

Earth Day, Other

Age Group:

Adults (Ages 18+)
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Program Description

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Learn how to make your backyard more resilient to a changing climate! There's been a lot of scary conversations as we recognize stronger storms, warmer winters, and changing ecosystems; but we want to equip you with solutions you can implement TODAY! We'll talk about ways to reduce your lawn (and associated maintenance) by swapping it for pollinator gardens, edible landscapes, rain gardens, vegetative buffers, groundcovers, wildflower meadows, and more. We'll also highlight specific species to plant to support pollinators and other wildlife, prepare for a warming climate, and help with soil erosion. Create wildlife habitat, grow food for your family, and protect your local waterways while improving the appearance and functionality of your yard!

We'll highlight our new program – the Conservation Landscape Certification program-- a free checklist available to help landowners improve their properties for wildlife habitat, water and soil quality, and overall ecosystem support.  If you’d like to learn more about the program click here.

After the workshop, stick around to ask questions, talk with staff, peruse helpful resources, and grab some free garden goodies!  We’ll have seeds, gardening books, seed kits, garden tools, and an opportunity to win a free rain barrel!  Snacks and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Reservations are requested but not required.

This event is funded by the Androscoggin Valley Stormwater Working Group and the Davis Foundation.