Healthy Home Habitat's Programs
Come see what’s possible in person! 2022 brings a six session 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.
Here are also 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!
Growing Fun, Vining Vegetables the Easy Way!
10 AM, May 21, 2022, Healthy Home Habitats House, 25 Beech Street, 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!
Supercharging Your Soil
10 AM, June 11, Healthy Home Habitats House, 25 Beech Street, Keene, NH
I bet you know that it’s a good 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 -which have no organic matter, important micronutrients or critical bacteria & fungi needed to create & support healthy soil which creates healthy 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 ingredient! 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.
Creating Your Own Pollinator Patch
10 AM, July 16, 2022, Healthy Home Habitats House, 25 Beech Street, Keene, NH
Be a hero to our over 4,000 highly threatened native bees! Nearly all yards have a space that can be created to welcome & shelter our important pollinators. Be delighted to be able to watch them feed, rest & nest right at home without having to monitor potentially dangerous sugar water. Come discover how to protect butterflies, bees and songbirds from quiet, confusing, deadly, landscape chemicals. Create delight and satisfaction with your own, special, safe, pollinator place with tips and creative options for your yard. Bring a plan of your property or join us for a pre-workshop Zoom meeting to learn how to print up your Keene property’s plat.
Catching the Rain – Options for your Yard
10 AM, August 20, 2022, Healthy Home Habitats House, 25 Beech Street, Keene, NH
Are you frustrated by using purified drinking water to maintain your lawn, landscape and gardens? Come see a wider 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! And learn important tips for maintaining these tools for years to come.
Available Online Presentations
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.
Less Drudge & More Delight in Your Home Landscape!
Wishing for less weeding, mowing, chemicals & watering in a home landscape you don’t even really enjoy? Come discover 5 short & long-term, creative strategies that bring joy, a reconnection to nature, more health & a greater sense of peace to your yard. Less fighting, less drudgery, healthier families, more diverse and beautiful home gardens and landscapes.
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.
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.
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!