Going from Garden to Habitat

Ironweed in home garden.


Instructor: Tia Pinney, Senior Naturalist, Mass Audubon

  • June 15 | 7:00 - 9:00pm

Fee: Member $28/ Non-member $38/ Workshop Sponsor $100

Conservation starts at home! Learn how to transform your corner of the earth into an eco-friendly haven for native flora and fauna. We’ll cover how ecosystems work, habitat resiliency, climate change, invasive species, biodiversity, and the ecological importance of human managed landscapes. You’ll leave with the ability to read your landscape and to select and maintain plants for long-term ecosystem health. Whether you are starting from scratch or transitioning an existing garden space, you too can create a wildlife sanctuary at home or in your community.

Tia Pinney has worked at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary since 1994. Currently she is the senior naturalist and the ecological management and adult program coordinator for the MetroWest Region. Tia is involved in sanctuary-based and statewide adult programming as well as maintaining and enhancing the sanctuary’s habitats and ecosystems. Prior to working for Mass Audubon, she was a high school science teacher and a fabric artist.