Habitat Garden Recognition Program

Habitat Garden for Flora and Fauna Recognition Program

Register your Habitat Garden with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. Learn more below.

What are Habitat Gardens?

A Habitat Garden is earth friendly, critter tolerant, and pollinator and native plant friendly. Native plants, composting, and knowing how to keep pests under control, as well as supporting native species of birds, frogs, bats and insects are all goals of the program.  

Pollinators are extremely important to our gardens and our food production. Without these beneficial insects, our ability to grow food would be truly impacted. Habitat loss, invasive and exotic bugs, and disease are growing concerns, along with homeowners’ increased and improper use of pesticides.  By providing a season-long source of food and living conditions for insects, birds, reptiles, and animals, you’ll help with protecting plant diversity and food sources.

Master Gardeners are helping Northern Shenandoah Valley gardens keep an eco-friendly balance for the home garden landscape.

Why should you register your habitat garden with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association?