Perennial Gardens and Edible Hedges
March 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
Do you want to be surrounded by a landscape that provides wildlife habitat, fosters healthy soils and provides a variety of edible fruit? Join us for another event from our Resilient Garden Series. Bringing perennial plants into the garden can help your garden become more resilient and beautiful. Ruth Green of Green Arts Gardens in the Berkshires will inspire us to consider the ecological benefits and design ideas when planning our perennial plantings. During this event we will learn how to:
- Provide shelter, food and habitat for wildlife including beneficial insects
- Introduce windbreaks and create continuity between garden and forest
- Improve soil conditions
- Choose native species and sources for plants and seeds
Ruth Green owns Green Arts Gardens in Monterey, Massachusetts. She specializes in design, installation and ongoing care of residential and historically appropriate native, vegetable, and ornamental gardens in South Berkshire County. Ruth is a NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and holds degrees in art, history, and landscape architecture. Her main concerns include soil restoration and stewardship, pollinator protection and native plantings, and heirloom vegetable varieties.
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Contact Doug@nofamass.org with any questions.
This online series is offered as a service to our community to respond to the current needs for home-based food production skills. As we have postponed or cancelled many of our on-farm and in-person education events, we are using our available time as an organization to put together this series. If you learned something of value, please consider making a donation to help keep our organization going during this difficult time. https://www.nofamass.org/donate. Thank you so much.