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bookshelf garden © A. Pennino
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Gardeners and Urban Residents

Whether you rent or own, everyone uses natural resources. Here are some tools we’ve put together to support gardeners and urban residents.

currant in containers
currant in containers

Native Plant Program

Growing native plants helps preserve endangered species and discourage invasives, supports bees and other pollinators, and creates beautiful natural spaces. It’s also fun to get to know the plants you see in natural areas.

Tansy Ragwort rosette
Young tansy ragwort plant.

Invasive Plant Program

Weeds are plants growing in places where they are not wanted. Invasive weeds are non-native plants that can cause harm to the natural environment, humans and animals.

Urban Soils for Climate Resilience

Your landscape can make a real difference in the climate crisis battle! Even a small urban landscape provides many important ecosystem services, including:

  • carbon storage
  • mitigate changing climate
  • wildlife habitat
  • water storage and filtration

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