Conservation Yards of the Season Winners

Congratulations to our neighbors!

Lawn Reductions and/or Green Fertilizers & Irrigation Practices: Carol Buckingham and George Nixon

Carol and George have a pesticide free yard with over 700 gallons of rainwater storage that feeds extensive vegetable, herb and fruit gardens. Material for composting is collected from 9 households.

The lawn is seeded with clover and chemical free so it needs no water and stays green longer. Invasives, like ivy, are plucked when they appear. Water runoff and AC condensate is channeled to fruit trees/bushes.

Native Species: Betty Garrett

Betty’s nominator shares that he’s, “Surprised no one has nominated my wife, Betty, for recognition. So, I decided to do it myself. No doubt you have seen her flower gardens on our corner. One thing for sure— the bees, butterflies, finches, and hummingbirds, etc., know where it is. Lots of native species, too!”

Pollinator Friendly: Liz Hodges

Liz’s nominator notes that, “Over the years Liz has lived in Woodland Heights, she has planted and nurtured many bee-friendly plants, both native and ornamental. She and her husband Neil are committed to gardening organically and to tackling exotic invasives without using herbicides. They have a lovely vegetable garden, fruit tree and a stunning bank of azaleas that numerous neighbors stopped to admire this spring.

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