Nobody better understands the connection between gardening for wildlife and the use of native plants than Pat Sutton. A backyard habitat educator for over three decades, she returns to Cape May County with a full slate of her very popular workshops geared for property owners. These seven in-depth, all-day, fact-filled workshops will be site-specific and emphasize the use of native plants and wildlife friendly methods. The line-up is as follows:
• Saturday, March 11: How to create a backyard habitat for wildlife
• Sunday, March 12: Lose the Lawn and create a wildlife meadow instead
• Saturday, March 18: How to create a pollinator garden
• Sunday, March 19: Plant wars, how to recognize and deal with invasive plant species
• Saturday, March 25: How to create a no-fuss wildlife pond
• Sunday, March 26: How to make messy look good (Two all NEW topics for 2017: maintenance tips & advice and shade gardening)
• April 1: Landscape design with wildlife in mind
These spring workshops are the perfectly scheduled to help you shake off winter and begin planning or enhancing wildlife gardens. The first workshop is the backbone of the series and will provide a good foundation for the six other workshops. Each subsequent session will build upon the previous, yet every workshop can stand alone.
The workshops are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout March, concluding on Saturday, April 1. Workshops will be held at New Jersey Audubon’s Goshen Center for Research and Education, 600 Rt. 47 N., Cape May Court House. Cost for the workshops will be $40 per workshop for NJ Audubon members and $50 for nonmembers. Please note that there is a 20 participant limit and preregistration is required, so call today and reserve your space. There is a discount when signing up for three or more workshops. Sign up for five or more workshops and receive a free ticket to visit Pat Sutton’s garden during the peak blooming time (dates to be set at a later time).
Full write ups and description for each workshop can be found at www.PatSuttonWildlifeGarden.com.
For more information and registration, call (609) 427-3045. Visit www.njaudubon.org/centers/nccm.