Native plants are easy to grow and maintain, but why would I want to? As agriculture and urban areas encroach on natural areas, there are fewer and fewer resources for our native birds and insects. Even providing small plantings in scattered yards can help sustain these populations. Alison will talk about the importance of native plants and share resources to encourage gardeners to find and plant some of these in their own yards.
Alison Jarvis reports that “I am a recent and enthusiastic member of Wild Ones, an organization that promotes ‘Educating the public about the benefits of preserving and restoring biodiversity of our native plant communities, beginning in our own yards and gardens.’ Our yard is a project-in-process to improve water drainage, remove noxious weeds, minimize annual maintenance, beautify views from our windows, and encourage native insects and birds by creating a very small oasis in our urban setting.”
Alison is a member of Groveland Fellowship.