Here in Southwest Louisiana we are especially proud of our heritage, and our natural heritage is no exception. We have special ecosystems in our prairies, bayous and wetlands, and understanding the foundation of each of them, the plants, helps us better protect our natural resources.
One way we “promote the use of native plants in our landscape” is to help our friends and neighbors understand their value. We educate in many ways.
- Our regular public meeting is often a visit to an inspiring landscaping. We invite a speaker with expertise and passion to help us all bring nature home. Meetings are announced in our monthly e-newsletter.
- We organize a Yard2Habitat (Y2H) hands-on workshop with experienced native gardeners to coach you in small groups to produce a design and plant list for your project.
- We are happy to come to speak to your group! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can match the speaker to your audience.
- We also have information tables at local events related to gardening and the environment. Look for us! We often have seed or plant giveaways.
- We have produced resources like Garden Like a Biologist and Instead of this…plant this. Feel free to print and share them with others.
- We share notices of native plant-related events with sister organizations in our state through our email newsletter and Facebook page.
- We maintain this website as a 24/7, locally-relevant resource.
- Professional educators in ANPP help schools and teachers with curriculum and projects, like the Broadmoor Elementary PTO’s schoolwide Native Seed Ball Project with this budget. Let us know if we can help you modify these resources for your project.
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