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Backyard Conservation

Schedule and Location

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Cudahy Room, Administration Building

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Make a difference in your own backyard with simple ideas that have a big impact on the planet. Learn how you can have an attractive, functional, outdoor space that your family--as well as the birds and the butterflies--can enjoy.

Whether you want to create a beautiful butterfly garden, enjoy nature’s changing cast of characters outside your window, or save water through smart planting choices, this class will show you different ways you can contribute to a healthy environment in your own beautiful backyard. Learn to manage and capture water with rain barrels, rain gardens, and bio-swales. Find out the best methods for attracting butterflies and birds to your yard.

Go home with a free native plant guide so you can choose great plants that will help you conserve water and provide habitat for beneficial wildlife. Find out ways to get hands-on help, including a yard visit from Conservation@Home experts, and where to find all the resources you need to get your projects done.

Conservation starts at home, and it’s easier than you think!

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Jim Kleinwachter, conservation manager at The Conservation Foundation
Backyard Conservation