Gardens As Habitat: Planting to Attract and Sustain Wildlife
Planting design is a great way to make your home a boon for wildlife. Join Hilltop Hanover Farm and Bedford Audubon Society for a workshop on creating gardens that enhance, rather than supplant, habitat. Learn things to look for, as well as things to avoid, with an emphasis on providing food and shelter year-round to make your home a space that supports the natural community around us. After the presentation, we’ll be going out into the fields of Hilltop Hanover to see and learn firsthand about some plants to enhance your habitat at home.
Mathew McDowell is Garden Director of the Leon Levy native plant garden for Bedford Audubon Society. A horticulturist, he specializes primarily in regional native plants, invasive species management, and designing planted spaces attractive to humans and wildlife. He is also a Wildflower Island tour guide at Teatown Lake Reservation.
$10 program fee
Participants will be given a 6-pack of sunflower starts and 10% off of native plants at the Farm Stand on the day of program.