Experiments in Piedmont Prairies


The demand for ecologically productive gardening practices has sparked enormous interest in using perennials and ornamental grasses to cultivate rich grasslands, prairies and meadows in the pursuit of providing resources to pollinating insects and birds. While the desire to support the environment is everywhere, the complexity and intricacy of these dynamic mini-ecosystems can be a major roadblock for the home gardener interested in supporting wildlife by maintaining such a garden space. This class aims to simplify this overwhelming complexity, and provide a practical, actionable approach to designing and installing a Piedmont Prairie in your own home garden.

Join landscape architect, Preston Montague, on his journey to reverse-engineer natural habitats of North Carolina to figure out the best approach to the design and maintenance of Piedmont Prairies for his residential clients.

This program will be held online via Zoom. Participants will receive an email with instructions on how to join the class prior to the start of the program.