GF167 - GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE - ENHANCING AND MAINTAINING YOUR BACKYARD NATURE

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GF167 - GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE - ENHANCING AND MAINTAINING YOUR BACKYARD NATURE

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Restore nature right outside your back door by re-establishing native plants, providing food, water, shelter and bearing and rearing places for native creatures, while providing enhanced aesthetics to the natural landscape.  Whether birds, bees, butterflies or critters, you can make an eco-friendly garden by using existing trees and other plantings to determine which native species will do well.  Learn how to assist nature by thinking, observing, preparing, clearing, planting and using existing landscape like shrubs or a hollow log or human touch like birdbaths or benches as a starting point.  You can add focal points and give a good balance with borders and paths.  By selecting the right plantings and groupings, you can make a huge difference in what will thrive and how you’ll help provide for your eco-friendly world of nature.

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Instructor Bio

Elayne Santos has been a member of The Greater New Bedford Garden Club for almost 40 years, as well as serving as president for three consecutive years. For 41 years she has been a Professional Dog Groomer, working out of her home. She is currently serving as chairman for the program committee.  Elayne has served on the board of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, as a member of the Environmental Committee. Through the GCFMA, she is a certified Gardening Consultant, an Environmental Consultant, and a Landscape Design Consultant.  Her own yard is recognized and registered as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  She has presented programs on Backyard Wildlife Habitats, Pruning and Xeriscaping. 

Her areas of interests have always been earth-based, including hiking, gardening, vacationing and learning how to understand and support nature.

  • ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

  • Tuesday, February 15, 12 - 1 p.m.

  • Materials: $25, payable to the instructor at beginning of class.