There is a growing recognition among conservation scientists that backyard habitats are important to the health and biodiversity of our planet. As natural habitats decline, creating and protecting new habitats— whether suburban lawns, inner-city pocket gardens, or agricultural land—can help mitigate damage and species loss.
We help Nashville residents learn ways to practice Conservation@Home through workshops, book groups, and hands-on projects. Since 2014, we have facilitated the planting of 33 rain gardens in Nashville. In 2017, we hosted our first Pollinator Garden Workshop, and Nashville residents planted over 400 native plants in their yards to feed native pollinators. From planting gardens to removing invasive plants to our annual Christmas Tree Cutting to composting, our events and workshops are an opportunity to learn best practices and get your hands dirty caring for our place.
We also host Know Your Place events. These educational outings cultivate a deeper ecological perception of place. Through guided encounters with the land, water, birds, plants, and insects, kids and adults can learn more about what lives and thrives here and how to best care for the world in our backyard.