We believe that our landscaping and gardening choices are small but meaningful acts of conservation.
We see caring for our place as part of our work, our responsibility, and our joy.
Partnering with Nashvillians to practice stewardship in our own backyards, creating new ways to learn, and forming new habits is core to Nashville A Rocha’s purpose. These resources can help you practice Conservation@Home and care for your place.
Right Plant, Right Place!
Remember when choosing plants to consider the sun, moisture, and spacing requirements for the species. Whether you are creating a new rain or pollinator garden or integrating new plants into your existing landscaping, choose plants that will thrive in your place.
In our workshops, we encourage planting native plants since they are especially good at providing food and shelter for pollinators, fighting invasive species, and sequestering rainwater back into the ground—all while increasing the biodiversity in your yard.
Here are some great native plants available locally:
- White wild indigo – Baptisia alba
- Butterfly milkweed – Asclepias tuberosa
- Black-eyed Susan – Rudbeckia hirta
- Joe Pye weed – Eutrochium fistulosum
- Solar Cascade Goldenrod – Solidago shortii
Trees and Shrubs:
- Eastern redbud – Cercis canadensis
- Buttonbush – Cephalanthus occidentalis
- Purple passionflower – Passiflora incarnata
- Oakleaf hydrangea – Hydrangea quercifolia
- Virginia sweetspire – Itea virginica