Healthy Home Habitat's Programs

PROGRAMS: Healthy Home Habitats loves to inspire groups with seasonal, entertaining, and informative programs about beautiful and healthy landscapes. These programs also explain the simple choices that people can make at home for not only healthier homes and families but also communities and ecosystems. The programs below are the standard 45’ish minutes allowing for questions at several points throughout.

 

WORKSHOPS: We look forward to offering again, next season the Monadnock Sustainable Yard series highlighting the many ways to enjoy more joy, fun, and beauty in your home landscape!

Workshops are held online or at the Healthy Home Habitats (HHH) house on the near east side of Keene, NH. This is an urban setting with a variety of demonstration gardens illustrating various landscape designs and management approaches.

We can show and explain, in situ, many of the components of a sustainable yard: rain barrels, compost bins, rain chains, leaf mulch as well as a wide variety of both native and non-native trees, shrubs, perennial plants, groundcover, and flowering bulbs.

The HHH house is always in process, illustrating fascinating, wonderful, frustrating, and amazing, ongoing experiments!

HHH Public Programs (online or in-person)

Best Winter Rest for your Garden & Landscape

Putting Your Garden To Sleep for a Fabulous Next Season

Simple steps this fall create an easier, more productive next year’s garden and landscape. We’ll learn about winter mulching for healthier soil and fewer weeds, providing winter pollinator habitat, what to leave as food sources for songbirds and wildlife as well as steps to take for less watering next year.

Create a Sustainable Yard!

Discover five steps to increase your soil’s fertility and improve your home’s environmental impact. These same actions will reduce your costly resources such as water, fertilizers, and pesticides, saving you time and money managing your home landscape. You can increase the health and beauty of your yard and your family with these often simple actions we can take right at home.  Americans manage nearly 40 million acres of personal property. We can make a difference with healthier more diverse and exciting yards.

More Delight & Less Drudge & in Your Home Landscape!

Wishing for a different experience in your landscape next season; less weeding, mowing, chemicals & watering? Come discover 5 short & long-term, creative strategies that can bring joy, a reconnection to nature, more health & a greater sense of peace to your yard next season. Less fighting, less drudgery, healthier families, more diversity and beauty in your gardens and landscapes at home.

Leave the Leaves!

Learn the multiple values of this fabulous, free resource for your landscape, garden & lawn.

There’s a better, easy way, even if you’re not an avid gardener, to use these leaves on your property to save money, reduce waste, increase the health of your soil, improve the nutritional value of any vegetables you grow, and to reduce community flooding by helping to prevent the clogging of storm drains. Learn the three easy ways to turn leaves into leaf mold, leaf mulch, and leaf compost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Live, Hands-On Workshops

First Feast!

Your Location!

Feeding Pollinators with Spring-Flowering Bulbs and Native Wildflowers!

Come learn about the types of spring-flowering bulbs and native wildflowers that provide nectar and pollen for our earliest, hungry pollinators.  Experiment with the various tools that are used to plant bulbs. Explore strategies of spring flower designs and growing tips. There are many colorful ways to support our pollinators right at your home this coming spring!

Catching the Rain – Options for your Yard

Healthy Home Habitats Demonstration Gardens, Keene, NH

Are you frustrated by using purified drinking water to maintain your lawn, landscape, and gardens? Come see a variety of rain harvesting options to prevent this resource from escaping your property! Discover the important safety and ease considerations. Bring your roof dimensions to try a worksheet that will tell you how much you could store to use for your landscape throughout the season! Learn important tips for maintaining these tools for years to come.

Growing Fun & Vining Vegetables the Easy Way!

Healthy Home Habitats Demonstration Gardens, Keene, NH

Too busy to garden but wish you had the pleasure of growing a bit of fresh produce at home? Come discover how to grow easy vegetables in containers with/without children in fun ways that stack the odds of success in your favor!  We’ll discuss part-time gardeners’ best choices.  We’ll look at the merits of creative alternatives to large, flat gardens on the ground. We’ll also identify the multiple benefits of growing food plants that offer delight, health & color right at home!

Super-Charging Your Yard & Garden’s Soil

Healthy Home Habitats Demonstration Gardens, Keene, NH

It’s a great idea to turn your daily food scraps into compost, right? But did you know that they, when combined with other so-called yard wastes, are a superior plant fertilizer over standard, commercial options? Petrochemical-based fertilizers have no organic matter, important micronutrients or the critical bacteria & fungi needed to create & support healthy soil -which creates healthy and delicious plants! Come discover a variety of tools & methods that make it easier to turn your food scraps into power-packed nutrients for your garden & landscape -as well as the secret ingredients! You’ll be able to touch & try various methods of inside & outside composting options to discover which works great for your lifestyle, family & property. Feel resourceful and satisfied and happy at making your yard landscape chemical-free, healthier and sustainable. 

 

5 Steps to Your Own Pollinator Patch!

Healthy Home Habitats Demonstration Gardens, Keene, NH

Be a hero to our over 4,000 highly threatened native bees!
Create delight & satisfaction with your own special, safe, pollinator space for butterflies, bees, and songbirds; your place to be delighted & able to watch lovely, winged neighbors feed, rest & nest right at home.