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Nurture Native Nature - Spring Habitat Yard Events!

I'm sharing spring events Nurture Native Nature is hosting or cohosting in the next few months in Atlanta. At some point I need to figure out how to give a virtual presentation but technology is not my friend so I just need to find someone to help me!

All photos were taken in my little quarter of an acre urban yard!

If you live in Atlanta and are interested in learning more about ways to coexist with nature to make your yard a more ecologically functional source of life by restoring biodiversity and creating a wildlife habitat, Friends of Lost Corner in Sandy Springs is generously hosting my debut presentation called Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Essential Elements of a Habitat Yard THIS Saturday, March 23 from 10:00am to noon. I'll weave stories connecting my rewilded yard to the habitat elements in them and explore basic ways to heal a yard’s ecosystem. The event is free and includes resources to get you started, but you need to register here or scan the QR code in the graphic below.


Lost Corner’s spring speaker series has a great line up of other speakers talking about restoring nature in our yards including an event I'm helping coordinate with Leslie Inman of Pollinator Friendly Yard and Vicki Mann of Quiet Georgia; an event on bats on April 9; and what looks like an interesting talk by Ellen Honeycutt (the current board chair of the Georgia Native Plants Society) called Pollinator's Paradise on May 4. Click this link to see the line up. Leslie and Vicki’s event is on April 13 and should be up on the Lost Corner website this week – save the date!

I’ve also opened two in-person, small group, and more interactive Spring Habitat Yard Workshops on Sunday April 14 and Sunday, May 19 from noon-2:00. The workshops are free, but if you’re interested, please read about what to expect here first before contacting me at ljmarkson@nurturenativenature.org to answer a few questions if this is your first workshop. It helps to me plan for the group attending and make sure we’re all on the same page. The workshops have a similar format and content but change a bit each month depending on what is happening in my rewilded yard.

The workshops fill up fast and April’s is almost full (May is still pretty open) so please only sign up if you are all in! There’s always about a 20% drop off rate for one reason or another. It’s a bummer when I turn people away then have openings on the day of the workshop and it’s too late for others to join us. The workshops are rain or shine unless of course there’s severe weather. My yard is also uneven with narrow, natural paths. From now on I’m asking each person interested to contact me to sign up to ensure interest and attendance. I might make an exception to this rule for someone who may be bringing a spouse or partner who is not quite on board to the idea of rewilding. (Video of workshop participant explaining his habitat yard journey)

If you could please share this information with any folks or groups who may be interested in these workshops, I’d appreciate your help spreading the word. At every workshop, a spirit of generosity and community connection has formed. I’m always grateful for the sharing of ideas and knowledge that authentically happens with aligned minds. At one workshop a participant generously offered native beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) seedlings growing in her rewilded yard to anyone who wanted to follow her home and dig them up – and at another someone offered native bog plants. (video of mission aligned workshop participants). Plant people are the best!

Looking forward to meeting you!

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