HABITAT GARDENING Saturday June 8th 2019 10-1130am
Do you want to create a miniature ecological system in your backyard? Ecologically-minded landscapes do not have to be limited to a small selection of Mediterranean or native plants, used to conserve water. With healthy soil, the right irrigation and the best plant combinations, you can create a lush and beautiful garden. Not only will your garden be beautiful, it will also be drought tolerant and full of life, providing important habitat for pollinators, insects and birds.
Learn how to build life in the soil and choose plants that will support a diversity of Pollinators in your garden. the class will cover the basic principles of ecological garden design for Habitat Gardens. Andrea Hurd, Lead Designer for Mariposa Gardening & Design will provide instruction and information on how you can build beautiful pollinator habitat gardens at home. Whether you have a huge back yard, or a small front porch, you will learn how to create an outdoor habitat planting that will attract butterflies and birds to your garden.
Growing up in rural Oregon, Andrea’s family lived on an acre of land that supported fruit trees, berries, a large vegetable garden, and many flowers, especially roses. Andrea spent her Saturday mornings in the garden with her mom, learning how to care for it all. In the early 90s, in college, Andrea earned her Permaculture Design Certification. Andrea has used Permaculture as the guiding design principle for all of the gardens she has worked on and designed. As a member of The Stone Foundation, an international stonemason’s trade association, Andrea has gained training in the art of dry stacked stone building in England, Scotland, Mallorca, and Cambodia. Andrea’s garden designs feature her artistic eye, as well as her love for well-built dry-stacked stonework
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