Do you want to be surrounded by a landscape that provides wildlife habitat, fosters healthy soils and provides a variety of edible fruit? Join NOFA MASS for another event from their Resilient Garden Series. Bringing perennial plants into the garden can help your garden become more resilient and beautiful. Ruth Green of Green Arts Gardens in the Berkshires will inspire us to consider the ecological benefits and design ideas when planning our perennial plantings. During this event we will learn how to:
- Provide shelter, food and habitat for wildlife including beneficial insects
- Introduce windbreaks and create continuity between garden and forest
- Improve soil conditions
- Choose native species and sources for plants and seeds
Ruth Green owns Green Arts Gardens in Monterey, Massachusetts. She specializes in design, installation and ongoing care of residential and historically appropriate native, vegetable, and ornamental gardens in South Berkshire County. Ruth is a NOFA-Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and holds degrees in art, history, and landscape architecture. Her main concerns include soil restoration and stewardship, pollinator protection and native plantings, and heirloom vegetable varieties.