You can do it.
It is easy, exciting, and good for you.
No one will judge you, but your success will show, the birds will know, and you can crow.
Landscape design and maintenance professionals can lead the way and make all their jobs (and clients) Two Thirders. Environmental organizations and clubs can make it a collaborative and engaging effort for their boards, employees, and members to join.
It is actionable, addictive, and joyous.
The history and culture of gardening is inextricably entwined with words. Gardeners love to write and talk. Grab yourself a group to gab and invite the Two Thirds community. Or share a conversation or presentation you think might be interesting.
Date: 01/26/2022, 11:00am
Bonus Lecture | Zoom
Wednesday, January 26, 2021 | 11am
Members will receive a link in email. If you are not a member you can buy a ticket for $10 here.
Date: 01/27/2022, 12:00am
Given the ongoing drought and dangerous wildfire conditions in California and throughout the west, we see an urgent need to train more people on clean techniques to convert problem forest vegetation into biochar onsite. Biochar helps mitigate the wildfire threat by increasing forest soil water-holding capacity and resilience.
Who Should Attend? Forestry contractors, arborists, workforce supervisors, forest land owners, and staff from environmental NGOs and natural resource agencies who supervise forestry workers, or develop biochar forestry projects and programs.
At our day-long , online seminar and the following 3 field day events in Butte County, CA (free), you will learn how to make and use biochar onsite to increase the water holding capacity and resilience of forest soils. (Butte County is about 3 hours northeast of San Francisco.)
Morning Session - Biochar Production and Applications 9 am - noon
Afternoon Session - Reports on Biochar Forest Projects 1 - 4 pm
Morning session: Biochar in the Community, Butte College Skyway Center, Chico, CA
Afternoon session: Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve
Help support Biochar in the Woods! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you'd like to subscribe to the free Biochar in the Woods Discussion Group, send email to Biocharinthewoods+subscribe@Biochar.groups.io.
Date: 01/27/2022, 06:00pm
Join us for a discussion on Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The book club is a chance to share your thoughts on the book and broader themes brought up. This is not a lecture nor panel, but a conversation between attendees.
When purchasing your copy of the book, please consider supporting your local bookseller. Another great option is to borrow the book from your library. If your local library doesn't have a copy available, they can always interlibrary loan one for you.
Free to attend. Registration is required. Click here to register on Zoom.
Date: 01/29/2022, 10:00am
Sat, January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST
In this Plant Nutrient class, you will learn some mineral nutrient basics through an overview of soils, chemistry, and plant anatomy.
Date: 01/30/2022, 12:00am
The first day will take place on January 29th beginning at 8:30AM and ending at 5PM.
Day 2: A Practical reponse to Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation: Agroforestry with trees, berries, and annual crops
Half day workshop With Meghan Giroux and Eric Toensmeier of Interlace Commons
Trees and annual crops can be combined in “alley cropping” agroforestry systems. Though it seems like there would be too much shading and competition, if designed and maintained well these systems can produce more than either trees or crops would on their own. They also provide impressive benefits for soil health, pollinator and wildlife habitat, erosion control, carbon sequestration, and water quality. This workshop will review the principles of successful “alley cropping” for cold climates and provide case studies from North America, China, and Europe. These principles include the use of deep-rooted trees, pairing deciduous trees with winter- and cool-season crops, guidelines for row spacing, and management including pruning. Participants will work in small groups in a design exercise to develop simplified agroforestry around a theme like intensive urban farm, timber and field crops, and fruit trees with vegetables.
30 min: introductions and admin
2 hours: presentation
– overview of alley cropping agroforestry
– how to maximize benefits and minimize competition
– layout and design
1 hour: design teams
30 min: design team presentations and closing
Member Ticket Price for Full Day Saturday and Sunday Afternoon: $35
Member Ticket Price for Sunday Morning: $25 (Maximum attendees 25)
Non Member Ticket Price for Full Day Saturday and Sunday Afternoon: $50
Non Member Ticket Price for Sunday Morning: $35 (Maximum attendees 25)
Date: 02/02/2022, 06:30pm
How to balance beauty, wildlife value, and your garden workload
Gardens are habitats, but the degree to which they support local wildlife depends on how we plant and manage them. Our plant choices determine who visits, stays, or passes by as creatures look for food, shelter, to nest, and lay eggs. When and how we decide to clean up leaves or cut plants back affects life cycles of salamanders, bees, birds, moths, and butterflies. Learn how to create habitat in the garden year-round, while balancing your workload and garden aesthetics.
Email FriendsofFaneuil@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.
Date: 02/06/2022, 12:00am
Based on feedback from a community survey and the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to host the conference virtually again in 2022.
We are offering multiple price points this year to help make the conference more accessible to all. Everyone receives the same level of access. Please pay as much as you are able.
Early Bird Pricing through January 2, 2022
Full scholarships are available. Click here to apply.
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NOFA-NH is pleased to recognize leaders in the organic farming community during our annual conference. NOFA-NH's Board of Directors will review and select award winners in January and the awardees will be notified thereafter. Please submit nominations below by December 31, 2021.
Sponsor, Exhibit, Advertise
Winter Conference sponsorships provide businesses and organizations with high profile advertising exposure to a diverse audience. This conference is our largest event and fundraising opportunity each year. Click here to view the Sponsorship Package.
Exhibit in our virtual Green Market Fair! Virtual exhibitor space includes a logo or image of your choice, a brief description, a discount code if you wish to provide one, click-through to your web store or website, and one complimentary ticket to the virtual Winter Conference. Your exhibitor listing will be hosted on NOFA-NH’s 20th Annual Winter Conference webpage for one year, will be promoted to our mailing list and to conference attendees in the digital program and during the event. Click here for more information about exhibiting (on page 3).
Advertising opportunities are available in NOFA-NH’s Winter Conference Digital Program Booklet, providing a prime opportunity to market to a targeted constituency in the thriving sustainable and organic marketplace. Click here for more information about advertising (on page 3).
Please contact Nikki Kolb, Operations Manager, at email@example.com with any questions about sponsoring, exhibiting, or advertising.
Date: 02/09/2022, 01:00pm
Wed, February 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST
Landscape design professionals can play a key role in regenerating our monocultural suburban landscapes. Understanding why this work is so vitally important and how we can create beautiful (even luxuriant) landscapes that capture carbon, create habitat in support of our native pollinators, and contribute to the cooling of the earth’s atmosphere.
Nadia Malarkey will share the philosophy that drives her work in the regeneration of landscapes, showing images from her own commissioned residential projects. These examples illustrate the use of a spatial design aesthetic for viable bio-diverse functional landscapes.
Ms. Malarkey’s gardens have inspired her clients with a deeper sense of environmental stewardship as well as drawn their friends and neighbors to the native plant aesthetic.
Nadia Malarkey is a garden and landscape design professional who specializes in providing a comprehensive and personalized design service. She incorporates regenerative land practices to produce landscapes that enhance biodiversity and biomass while enriching our experience of the changing seasons. Many of these garden landscapes exemplify how regenerative design, while addressing habitat fragmentation and climate change, can be elegant, uplifting and enlightening. She is a member of the Yellow Springs Environmental Commission and her work has been featured in magazines and news articles. One of her U.S. projects was a finalist for the Society of Garden Designers (United Kingdom) 2015 Awards for Planting Design. Evacuated from Beirut Lebanon in 1984, she has since lived in the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio with her spouse where they raised their three grown sons.
Date: 02/10/2022, 01:00pm
This class is for garden professionals looking to integrate native plants into their palettes, and will introduce participants to a variety of ecological planting concepts as well as to some native plants themselves. Topics will include how to define “native,” basics about native plants’ benefits, how to select the right plants for the right place and purpose, resources and references for plant selection, and nitty-gritty topics like lawn replacement and plants for typically difficult spots. Participants will see plenty of examples of successful native plantings and potentially appealing species, and will leave the class with an arsenal of resources, references and plant lists to get them started.
|Date/time details||Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1-4 p.m.|
|Location||Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA|
|Fee||$45 (Members)/$54 (Nonmembers)|
|CEU||MALP MCLP: 1; MNLA MCH: 1; NOFA AOLCP: 3|
|Certificate||Elective: Advanced, Horticulture|
|Cosponsor||Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association|
Date: 02/11/2022, 01:00pm
NDAL Professionals class taught by Rebecca Kagle, Andrew Korzon, & Tara Mitchell
Date: 02/14/2022, 12:00am
Save the Date and mark your calendar for our 40th Winter Conference. Join your peers in the organic, regenerative, sustainable living movement at the CT NOFA Winter Conference this February. Stay up-to-date with the latest innovations in organic agriculture, gardening, and land care taught by experts in the field. This year’s conference will offer workshops on seed saving, technological advances in organic farming, organic landscaping, soil science, and more.
The Conference will be held as a virtual event with both live and recorded sessions with smaller in-person meet-ups throughout the state.
Registration and agenda will be posted here soon.
Date: 02/15/2022, 07:00pm
NDAL course for non-professionals taught by Larry Weaner.
Date: 02/17/2022, 01:00pm
Taught by Claudia Thompson
Date: 02/17/2022, 06:00pm
Why should we care about the environment?
In this introductory webinar, you will learn four philosophical models of human relationship with nature in order to gain deeper understanding of your own and others’ environmental ethics.
We will consider our roles and the ways obligation to our surroundings forms the foundation of efforts such as recycling, preservation of endangered species, and habitat restoration.
About the Instructor
Dr. Kendy Hess is the Brake Smith Associate Professor in Social Philosophy and Ethics at College of the Holy Cross focusing on environmental law and ethics. With a background in philosophy and previous practice in environmental law, Dr. Hess is one of the leading international scholars on corporate moral responsibility, on which she has published widely.
$12 (Members)/$15 (Nonmembers)
Co-sponsored by the Native Plant Trust
Click here to register through the Native Plant Trust.
Date: 02/19/2022, 10:00am
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 25TH ANNUAL WINTER LECTURE
The Eye of the Beholder:
Is it Messy, or an Acquired Taste?
Edwina von Gal is the Principal Landscape Designer,
Edwina von Gal + Co; Founder/President, Perfect Earth
Project, and Co-founder of Two Thirds for the Birds.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Presented live online through Zoom
Tickets: $30 members / $35 non-members
Register at berkshirebotanical.org
Please join us online for an informative presentation focused on designing gardens
Date: 02/22/2022, 06:00pm
We need a minimum of 70 percent native plant biomass in our landscapes to safeguard wildlife habitat, support biodiversity, and mitigate the effects of climate change, according to entomologist Douglas Tallamy. Native Plant Trust’s partner, Wild Seed Project, recently launched an initiative that motivates people to meet this threshold through a holistic approach called rewilding. Whether you have farmland, a yard in the suburbs, or a shared urban garden, this webinar will teach you how to rewild in 10 action steps.
Date: 02/23/2022, 08:00am
Wed, February 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am EST - Thu, February 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EST
Save these Dates in 2022!
Join us February 23 and 24
for ~ Inspiration ~ Education ~ Collaboration
Join ELA on February 23 & 24, 2022 for the 28th Conference & Eco-Marketplace – all online. We’ll energize your practice and prepare you for spring with two full days of research and field-tested expertise, as well as innovative case studies on a wide range of topics.
In our online conference space, you can pick and choose from presentations in multiple tracks. Move easily from presentation to presentation with a couple of clicks, and if you miss a presentation, you’ll have access to recordings after the conference.
The conference platform also lets you connect with exhibitors in their own conference spaces and network with colleagues and friends in rooms designated for that purpose. A short initial orientation and continuously available technical assistance help support a positive conference experience.
What our 2021 conference attendees had to say:
“The intimacy of the person to person presentation is very much missed, but the fact that we can attend meetings from around the world without ramping up our air miles (and time) is a great pay-off.”
~ C.W. Landscape Designer and Speaker, U.K.
“Thank you and congratulations to you and the ELA board! You put on a fantastic conference and were wonderful to work with. A real shout out to the tech support! I am so grateful for the extra time that you all took with those of us who are quite uneducated when it comes to the ins and outs of technology. It really helped ease my nerves a bit and just knowing someone was at hand to help made the world of difference.”
~ N.M. Landscape Designer and Speaker
“I just wanted to let you know I thought the conference was fantastic. It was so informative and the speakers were great. Thanks so much.
~ K.H. Architect and Landscape Architect
Date: 02/26/2022, 06:00pm
Join Native Plant Trust for an evening of plant adventure storytelling. Listen to some of the region’s top botanists, horticulturists, and fellow plant geeks share their most riveting and hilarious tales from the field, then cast your vote for the night’s best storyteller! This one-of-a-kind event will be moderated by Michael Piantedosi, Director of Conservation, with audience participation.
|Date/time details||Saturday, February 26, 2022, 6-8 p.m.|
|Location||Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA|
|Fee||$30 (Members)/$36 (Nonmembers)|
Date: 03/02/2022, 06:00pm
Class: Navigating Public Design, Part 1
Community spaces are exciting projects to envision and realize.
In this class, you will learn a process for bringing stakeholders together to collaborate in creating outdoor spaces of meaning and beauty.
We will explore how to use your creative ideas to build partnerships, fundraise, overcome obstacles, and draw visitors to your public landscape, with an emphasis on the creation of spaces that are both ecologically and operationally sustainable.
About the Instructor
Instructor: Staci Jasin, landscape designer
$60 (Members)/$72 (Nonmembers)
Co-sponsored by Native Plant Trust
Click here to register with Native Plant Trust.
Date: 03/09/2022, 06:00pm
Wed, March 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST
Scolytus multistriatus – Breeding Gallery
In 1909, while collecting Leopard Moth larva from elm trees in the college yard at Harvard University, Dr. James W. Chapman discovered small grubs and adult beetles under the bark. With the aid of Dr. A.D. Hopkins, the first identification of the smaller European elm bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus was confirmed in Massachusetts. S. multistriatus is the primary vector of Dutch Elm Disease (DED).
DED is a fungus that invades the vascular system of a tree and has killed millions of American elm trees in the United States.
With the support of the Friends of the Public Garden and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Normand and Christine Helie have been monitoring and caring for the elm trees in the downtown Boston Parks since 2012. Their research on the smaller European elm bark beetle picks up where Dr. Chapman left off. Sharing their insights on the relationship of the beetle with the young and historic elm trees in the parks, they hope to inspire us to bring the native American elm back to our landscapes.
For over 27 years, Normand and Christine Helie, of The Growing Tree, have worked together promoting conservation landscaping and tree preservation.
In 2012 they began monitoring and caring for the elm trees in the Boston Parks, where Dutch elm disease continues to be a major threat to both young and mature elm trees. Combining their knowledge in the applied sciences of plants, soils and entomology, they now have a better understanding of the host, its vector and the pathogen. With their development of an alternative preservation program for elm trees in Boston, some of which have historic significance, they are hopeful for the
conservation of this tree species.
Date: 03/16/2022, 07:00pm
NDAL course taught by Larry Weaner
Date: 04/01/2022, 12:30pm
Join Native Plant Trust Director of Horticulture Uli Lorimer, for the debut of his new book highlighting our region’s spectacular plant diversity and varied habitats. The Northeast Native Plant Primer provides a roadmap to help you to include native plants in your garden, whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned professional. For those of us who care about the natural world, the decision to plant natives in the garden is one of the most impactful and important choices we can make. With so much under threat from a changing climate, invasive species, habitat loss and fragmentation, and declining numbers of birds and insects, planting natives in your garden shows you are trying to make a difference. Native plants have the power to heal our landscapes, welcome wildlife into our gardens, and inspire us.
|Date/time details||Friday, April 1, 2022, 12:30-2 p.m.|
|Location||Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA|
|Fee||$15 (Members)/$18 (Nonmembers)|
|CEU||MALP MCLP: .5; NOFA AOLCP: 1.5|
|Certificate||Elective: all certificates|
Date: 06/18/2022, 09:30am
The Ecological Landscape Alliance invites you to tour the private gardens of landscape designer and pollinator expert, Thomas Berger.
When choosing plants to support insects in our gardens, we want to make the most of our limited space. Which plants nourish the most species? And which kinds of insects need our support most urgently?
Thomas Berger has been designing landscapes for insects for more than twenty years in his own gardens and client gardens. Thomas pays particular attention to providing for two groups of insects:
Our goal for any garden should be to provide habitat for the largest possible number of insect species. Thomas Berger’s gardens demonstrate effective habitat that provide joy and beauty for humans as well.
Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the private gardens of an inspiring insect specialist, landscape designer, and passionate nature photographer.
Thomas Berger grew up in a small rural town in Germany. During his childhood he was an avid collector of shells, bones, sea creatures, and fossils. He also gardened with his father and kept bees and sheep which led him to study agriculture. As an adult, Thomas worked on farms in Germany, France and Australia, and joined the German Volunteer Service in 1984, working in an agricultural project in Niger, West Africa. In 1994 he moved to the United States, where he started a landscape design and construction firm, Green Art, and received an award of excellence from the New Hampshire Landscape Association in 1998. Thomas is a regionally known stone sculptor, expressing his love of nature through his art. Thomas has won many awards and commissions and his sculpture is displayed at many public venues throughout the Northeast.
Date: 07/27/2022, 10:00am
Wed, July 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595 + Google Map
Lady Bird Johnson had a passion to preserve and protect the country’s native plants and natural landscapes. The Native Plant Center was founded more than 20 years ago as the first affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Texas. Originally a project of the Westchester Community College Foundation, The Native Plant Center today is a vital program on the campus of Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. Join this professionally guided tour to learn more.
Admission is free but registration is required.
The Cottage Garden
The recently renovated New American Cottage Garden teaches by example, using native plants in familiar elements of a home garden such as a perennial bed, shrub border, and a water feature that can be replicated in one’s own landscape. The central bed showcases natives in a formal display that appeals to gardeners with a more traditional sensibility. Benches are crafted from black locust, and an arbor features native vines. The lawn was replaced with ferns, ornamental grasses, and ground-covers to further illustrate sustainable principles. The garden was designed for The Native Plant Center by landscape architect Ken Uhle. The more than 800 plants representing 60 species and cultivars attract wildlife- and people, who find peace and a sense of place within the natural-design setting.
Meadow and LBJ Demonstration Garden
The Lady Bird Johnson Demonstration Garden was established in 1998 to honor the First Lady, whose commitment to the preservation of native plants increased public awareness about their environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty. We are under way with a multi-year project to renovate and expand the garden to further illustrate how to incorporate native plants using sustainable design elements. The centerpiece of the garden is a native meadow, which will soon be bordered on one side by a buffer garden to block out unsightly views of a 300-car parking lot. The installation of 120 trees and shrubs and 1,100 perennials is expected to be completed by summer of 2020.
Tour guide: Jeanne Lapsker
After a career as a cardiologist, Dr. Jeanne Lapsker became the part-time Garden Curator/Educator for the Native Plant Center in November 2018. She holds a Horticulture Certificate in Sustainable Garden Design from the New York Botanical Garden, and serves on the advisory board for its School of Professional Horticulture.
Date: 08/20/2022, 10:00am
Sat, August 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve, 155 West Main Street
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve is located in the southern Catskill Mountains in Sullivan County, NY. The gardens are an ongoing work by author, teacher, and landscape designer, Carolyn Summers. Throughout her career, Carolyn has been acutely aware of the need for clients, DIY homeowners, and designers to be able to see how lovely native plants are when used in garden settings.
The Catskills – mostly in a Zone 5 climate – makes an excellent test for fitness and hardiness. In addition to managed gardens, large areas of the property are preserved to protect native flora in their natural habitats, along with the wildlife that depend on them. The meadows at Flying Trillium include successional hayfields to which Carolyn has opportunistically added native wildflowers, as well as those similar to the Eastern lupine meadow, where she was able to seed onto bare ground. These areas of the meadow are considered “augmented” and “designed.”
Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve includes over 300 trees and shrubs native to the northeast, including unusual cultivated varieties, hybrids and over 75 dwarf selections of our native conifers. Since 2000, a complete collection of trees native to the greater Catskills region is being assembled. Tour the demonstration gardens to see how to integrate plants into your landscape.
Join us for this guided tour to experience the beauty, diversity and sustainability of our native flora for yourself. Carolyn’s goal is for you to leave inspired to plant more of the same.
Carolyn Summers is the author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East. After completing her BSLA (Landscape Architecture) at CCNY, she began an atypical career with the Trust for Public Land, producing the Harbor Herons Project that guided an urban wildlife refuge on Staten Island. Carolyn continued environmental work with New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection as the agency’s first Director of Natural Resources, continuing work on restoration projects.
She then worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council, initiating a regional project to preserve and restore wildlife habitat and public access in the New York-New Jersey Bight. Carolyn is currently an adjunct professor for Go Native U, a joint project of Westchester Community College’s Continuing Ed Program and The Native Plant Center (based at Westchester Community College). Most recently, she and her husband have opened their country home, Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve to public tours. By sharing the beauty of native plants in both garden and natural settings, Carolyn hopes to inspire designers, gardeners, and homeowners to expand the use of native plants in their own projects.
Date: 09/09/2022, 10:00am
Fri, September 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Helia Native Nursery, 95 East Road
Alford, MA 01266
Explore three beautiful meadows at Helia Native Nursery. Learn about the importance of a meadow ecosystem, different methods for meadow building and how to maintain existing meadows to maximize wildlife benefits. Helia Native Nursery is situated on Sky Meadow Farm, a beautiful 109-acre farm in Alford, Massachusetts. Our mission is to preserve native genotypes through creating seed banks on the farm and propagating native plants in our nursery.
Helia’s land stewardship on the farm focuses on restoring wildflower meadows for pollinators. Planted 4 and 5 years ago, this tour will feature three mature meadows that demonstrate a variety of planting techniques, seeding and planting, and different maintenance strategies. There will be discussion of invasive species control, meadow mowing regimens, and meadow disturbance opportunities.
All of the meadows display rich color palettes, showing what can be achieved using native plants. The meadows are all designed with four season interest – a feature that invites frequent visits to experience the changing views.
An important feature of well-designed meadows is the opportunity for habitat restoration. Plant selections consider the various stages of pollinator life cycles and provide appropriate plants for each. Join tour guide, Bridghe McCracken to learn more.
Bridghe McCracken is the founder of Helia Land Design and has over 20 years experience in land stewardship, as well as designing landscapes, gardens and beautiful food systems. Bridghe has a BA in Biology from Colorado College, is a certified Organic Landcare Professional from the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, a certified Horticulturist from MCLA, is a Massachusetts Master Gardener and is a graduate and advanced practitioner of the Four Winds Society.
In 2006 she began a partnership with Project Native, as their Chief Landscape Designer, which allowed her to stay abreast of the latest available native plants. Bridghe has also lectured and taught throughout the Northeast. Bridghe also spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer working with under-served communities toward their goal of food security and greater health, which continues to inform her work today.
After the closing of Project Native in 2015, Bridghe launched Helia Native Nursery, continuing her mission of bringing native plants into the public domain. That same year, the nursery found its permanent home, Sky Meadow Farm -a 109 acre farm in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Here, Bridghe has founded her own workshop series, educating landscape professionals, homeowners and land managers around sustainable land stewardship, native plant design and propagation
Date: 09/17/2022, 04:00pm
Sat, September 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
The Secret Garden of Celestial Happiness
These gardens represent a complete landscape renovation. The private property of tour guide and landscape designer, Jay Archer. He refers to his own landscape as an ever-evolving project!
At the heart of this project was the complete removal of the entire backyard – formerly a large lawn.
As with all of Jay’s projects, this design is based in nature-based principles and is rich with habitat features that are anchored with native plant material. This garden is a model of biodiversity, resource conservation and is a pollinator paradise!
Design choices based upon ecological principles, plant selections, and maintenance practices are all critical elements in creating healthy ecosystems. As a landscape ecologist, Jay Archer has successfully combined all three elements and the resulting landscape is a model of biodiversity and resource conservation.
Another key feature of healthy habitats is the way a property is maintained. Jay’s gardens are completely organically maintained for the health of people, pets, pollinators, and the planet.
Jay Archer is a Landscape Ecologist, Director of Landscape Design & Development Services and founder of Green Jay Landscaping. For the past 25 years, Jay has offered ecological landscape services including landscape design and construction, organic lawn, tree and shrub care, fine gardening, and property management. Inspired by a passion for nature, Jay’s landscape design compositions feature habitat and pollinator gardens, custom masonry, water features (ponds, waterfalls, streams, swimming ponds), stormwater management, and gorgeous flower gardens. – all with an emphasis on native plants, trees, and plant communities that provide ecosystem services. Jay’s approach to design, development and management is broadly holistic, committed to producing beautifully attractive aesthetic designs, while also improving the landscape environment by protecting the air, water, soil and our collective habitat.
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