Transform that backyard, bare rooftop, balcony, or terrace into a "living landscape" for native birds, insects, and other urban fauna! Develop an ecologically sustainable garden lush with native plants that provides much-needed habitat for pollinator insects as well as songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Learn the basics of choosing the right soil-compost mix as well as the best container to use. Review resources for sourcing plant material and planning for long-term success. This course will get you started-or improve your “living landscape!”
1. With the goal of creating a “living landscape,” students will learn to assess their available ground-level space, rooftop, balcony, or terrace space with budget, design, and eventual landscape goals in mind.
2. Students will learn selection and design techniques for using site-appropriate plants to maximize habitat and resources for pollinators, songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies.
3. Students will learn how to resource and choose appropriate soil, containers and plant materials for a “living landscape” garden on a ground-level garden, balcony, rooftop or terrace.