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For the Birds: A Garden Webinar with Margaret Roach

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I always say the birds taught me to garden. And I thank them.

What started out decades ago as merely a semi-conscious wish to see more birds while I started a garden on a former blank canvas, ended up bringing about 65 avian species into the garden each year, each in its own time, with a smaller but substantial number nesting in it or at its periphery.

In this webinar, I’ll share all my “if I knew then what I know now” aha’s about setting realistic aims (no, not every site is going to attract bluebirds no matter how many boxes you buy!) and accomplishing them—all with in the context of a visually pleasing home landscape.

The class includes Q&A time after the slide talk, so come prepared with your questions.

Special offer: Pre-order Margaret's new book "A Way to Garden" (the April 2019 edition) and forward me your proof of purchase by email -- to awayyougrow [at] gmail [dot] com -- and get a free webinar ticket emailed to you (a $20 value)!

We’ll cover:

  • Take proper aim: Before you misdirect efforts, how to evaluate what birds you can potentially attract, anyway
  • The top 7 guidelines for making a garden that makes birds right at home, including…
  • … how to “retrofit” an existing garden that may be more aesthetically driven or a collector’s garden
  • The powerhouse plant genera that are key elements of inviting birds, wherever you garden
  • Creating what I call bio-hedges and other mixed plantings to make birds at home—and finding room for them in your yard
  • Best practices for bird-feeding, nest boxes, and other non-plant garden elements (both do’s and don’ts)
  • Plus lots of amazing avian “aha’s” I’ve gleaned along the way, and…
  • ...the “must” resources online and off that will plug you into the location-specific info you need

This class will be broadcast live using GoToWebinar software, accessible on your computer, iPad or even phone—but I recommend a bigger screen to see the photos best. Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll receive instructions for how to get into the GoToWebinar system and download the software, and reminders along the way before class time.

A handout will be provided including top plants, links to online resources to continue your learning, and more.

I hope you’ll join me for my newest webinar, about my favorite subject.

About Margaret Roach

It’s a tossup whether Margaret Roach likes birds or plants more, but what she likes most of all are gorgeous plants that win the local birds’ seal of approval.

Margaret Roach, after 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and a decade each at Newsday and The New York Times, now writes the nationally acclaimed blog A Way to Garden (dot com) and is author of the 2011 corporate-dropout memoir, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There,” about walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature. Her book “The Backyard Parables” (2013) blends garden memoir and how-to advice.

An all-new version of her first award-winning book, “A Way to Garden,” will be published in spring 2019 by Timber Press, on its 21st anniversary.

Margaret was awarded the highest honor of the nation’s oldest horticultural society, Mass Hort, in 2018, for her contributions to horticulture.

“Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert said of Margaret: “As a passionate, hopeful and often self-delusional gardener (the only kind of gardener there is!). Margaret Roach writes with intelligence, compassion, and most of all—sanity. Her work is a blessing.”

Cancellation policy:

Reservations canceled one week prior to class time will be refunded; within one week, credit will be issues for another section of the class or one of Margaret's other webinars.

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