AE21 Gardening for Birds

Friday December 3

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


Gardening for Birds

Instructor: Sarah Coury

ONLINE* Friday, December 3; 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$35 non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

BREG Wildlife Core or Elective credit (2 hours) | NCEE Criteria III


There’s no sweeter way to wake in the morning than to a chorus of birdsong surrounding your home. This talk will cover how to attract and support a diversity of bird species to your property through gardening, including intentional design, plant selection, maintenance techniques, and the creation of habitat features.

Sarah Coury co-owns Saturnia Farm in Haywood County, which specializes in holistic production of perennials, natives plants and cut flowers. She helps manage several large gardens in Asheville, and formerly worked as a horticulturalist at TNCA. Sarah's background is in wildlife conservation, and her passion is creating multi-use garden spaces that provide both high habitat value for native plants and animals, and the healing qualities of beauty for people.

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