FULTON, NY – Linda Rossiter recently spoke to the Fulton Noon Rotary Club about Habitat Gardening in Central New York.
Linda belongs to a local chapter of a national organization, Wild Ones.
Members learn from experts about what plants are native to Central New York, practice what they learn, and share with others.
Their objective is to leave a healthy planet for future generations.
Habitat gardening adds an environmental aspect to what we know as traditional gardening.
It encourages insects, butterflies, bees, birds and other creatures to use your plants for food and shelter which in the long run is beneficial to us.
If there are no insects then there will be no food.
Linda emphasized the importance of growing native plants in CNY.
Some of the reasons are they sustain wildlife, they coexist together easily, they are not invasive, they thrive in native climates, and they are less difficult to grow than non-native plants.
Habitat Gardening in Central New York offers a list of native CNY plants on their website www.hgcny.org as well as places where they can be found.
If you’d like to attend a meeting to learn more about Habitat Gardening, the CNY Chapter meets at 2 p.m. on the last Sunday of every month at the Liverpool Public Library.