Resources for your Backyard
I hope you'll find these links useful. I'll keep these updated and add sites and businesses as I find them, or you share them! The goal of these links is to give you more in-depth details and help you make your yard one that has a positive impact on the earth as well as your spirit!
HOMEGROWN NATIONAL PARK™ IS A GRASSROOTS CALL-TO-ACTION TO RESTORE BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION by PLANTING NATIVE PLANTS AND CREATING NEW ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS. Our mission is to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function because every human being on this planet needs diverse highly productive ecosystems to survive.
The Community Backyards program focuses on rainwater runoff and its detrimental impacts on local water quality, streambank erosion, and localized flooding. Participants learn how to install rain barrels and plant rain gardens, along with an introduction to composting at home and the benefits of native plants and trees. Rebates are available; this is a GREAT program to save money, improve your yard and do a good deed!
For more than 60 years, people like you have helped The Nature Conservancy protect nearly 65,000 acres of Ohio's lakes, forests, winding rivers and rolling hills. We’re building on that legacy and bringing people together to help solve today’s biggest conservation challenges from climate change and habitat loss to protecting clean water. Together we’re stronger!