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Category Archives: Bringing Conservation Home

Getting Down to Bear Bones

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator It’s not often you meet a student like Laken Shell. At seventeen, she has done more in the field of conservation than most adults. She has worked with Little Forks Conservancy on a regular basis … Continue reading

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Engaging Youth, Planting Native Seeds and Getting Muddy!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Little Forks Conservancy’s Andrea Foster had a unique opportunity to engage middle school students from the Rock Center for Youth Development’s after school program! Andrea and Huron Pines AmeriCorps member Sara Huetteman visited three different … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Today, Habitat Tomorrow!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Love getting a fresh Christmas tree each year, but don’t know what to do with it after the holidays are over? Look no further! We have some excellent ideas that will help you put that … Continue reading

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Peek Inside Our Worm Bin!

Squirming to know how the worm bin is doing? Click on the video above! This is about the progress you can expect after a few months of worm bin composting. As you can see, there is fresh produce given to … Continue reading

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Rocks! A Cheap and Easy Way to Mark Your Plants

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Have you ever looked at your garden and thought it could use something a little more exciting? Are you looking for an inexpensive way to label plants that will hold up through the winter? If … Continue reading

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Got Worms? Start a worm bin and compost year round, right inside your home!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Have you ever wished that you could compost even in the winter? Do you have loads of kitchen scraps, but don’t want to go out in the cold? Do you live in a small space, … Continue reading

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Dahlia Hill- Mixing Native and Non-Native Plants In Harmony

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Upon visiting Dahlia Hill, you first notice the terraced rows of colorful dahlias. This beautiful non-profit garden was first established by local artist and designer Charles Breed and Bill Fisher, and the dahlias are, of … Continue reading

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Tour Our Native Gardens From Your Desk!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Sometimes, your garden can get overwhelming. When spring and summer start working their magic on the plants, you can’t pick WHICH plants grow and which ones don’t! At the Little Forks Conservancy the gardens are … Continue reading

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Five Yards that Inspire You to Lose Your Lawn!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator Lawn care is tough. Maintenance is a pain, fertilizing is expensive, and constant watering takes a toll on not only your bank account, but your valuable time at home. The Little Forks Conservancy’s Conservation@Home and … Continue reading

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The Planting Season Is Here!

by Andrea Foster, Conservation Outreach Coordinator It’s the most exciting time of the year! Spring is in full swing, the trillium are starting to bloom and the soil is ready for planting. When you start to make your plans for your … Continue reading

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