Habitat Restoration with Native Plants
February 24, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Explore the wonders of creating a wildlife haven in your own backyard! If you're eager to transform your property into a sanctuary of native plants but feel unsure about where to begin, this class is tailor-made for you. Join us for a 90-minute course where you'll delve into the significance of local ecosystem types and discover how to seamlessly integrate this knowledge into your garden.
Throughout the session, we'll cover a spectrum of topics, ranging from the different scales of restoration suitable for your home project to methods for investigating your land's history and its correlation with the Southeast's land use evolution. Gain insights into the prevalence of specific forest systems, the pivotal role of disturbance in an ecosystem, and the intriguing process of succession within various Southeastern ecotypes.
Regardless of your property's size, you'll acquire practical knowledge on ways to contribute to the native environment, fostering biodiversity that will flourish for years to come. Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a journey towards creating a thriving wildlife space right in your own backyard!
Capacity is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Additional Information: This class will take place in person at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Attendees will be emailed location information the week of the class. The class will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., so please arrive at the Garden 10 minutes early to allow time to travel to the class location.
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About Anu Goedhart:
Anu Goedhart is a Natural Areas Horticulturist at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. She works with Mike Shelton and Leanne Ferryman to manage the natural areas of the Garden including the Mathews Nature Trail, Dogwood Trail, and Bush Azalea Trail. Anu recently graduated with a masters in Conservation Horticulture and certificate in Restoration Ecology from Auburn University. Prior to working at the Garden, she worked on the special collections team at Donald E. Davis Arboretum in Auburn, Alabama, focusing on conservation of plants native to Alabama and the Southeast. From plant surveys to monitoring and restoration projects throughout the state, Anu is happiest when she is outdoors and is very grateful to be able to share that love with the Garden. She loves learning about Alabama’s beautiful biodiversity and will take any opportunity she can to put on her waders and explore creeks and wetlands.