Help nature thrive wherever you are
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Through In The Zone you will be outside getting your hands dirty creating native habitat for wildlife. You will create a garden, big or small, by planting native plants and reconnecting gardens and green spaces to the natural landscape. No experience required. Planting even one native plant will make a difference.
Don’t have a garden bed, only a small outdoor space? No problem! You can build your very own native plant container garden. Watch this video to learn how easy it is.
Planting native plants will help reverse biodiversity loss
Gardening is a popular way that people connect to nature in urban areas. Yet, overtime, gardens have lost their connection with the natural landscape, instead becoming showcases for a variety of plants, most of which are non-native and even invasive. This isn’t good for native birds, bees and butterflies that co-evolved with native plants. In fact, the imported varieties we normally plant often have little food or habitat value for wildlife.
Help your learning space become part of a healthy and resilient future for native species and people, too. By adding native plants to your green spaces and gardens, you can improve biodiversity and watch as wildlife return. You can start with a small area on or off campus, or work on a larger project. As part of In The Zone you will:
- Grow healthy natural habitat for native species
- Track your impact on biodiversity
- Connect with gardeners and celebrate healthy native habitat