Welcome to Ecosystem Gardening!

Ecoystem Garden aims to teach you to garden sustainably, conserve natural resources, and create welcoming habitat for wildlife in your garden so that you will attract more birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife to your garden.

Start by learning about the 5 Pillars of Ecosystem Gardening and then explore more Ecosystem Gardening topics.

Sharing Nature with Kids in Winter

Sharing Nature with Kids in Winter

Ecosystem Garden Showcase: Ro Wilson, Cape May, NJ

Ecosystem Garden Showcase: Ro Wilson, Cape May, NJ

Big Bugs at Morris Arboretum

Big Bugs at Morris Arboretum

Habitats of Island Beach State Park

Habitats of Island Beach State Park

Meet other passionate wildlife gardeners from around the country. Share your successes. Learn from your failures. Discover the best resources to help you create welcoming habitat for wildlife in your gardens with native plants so that you will attract more birds, butterflies, native pollinators, and other wildlife to your garden.

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Look Closer

Slow down. Look carefully. You may be missing out on a lot of wildlife in your garden! When I travel around the country speaking at conferences about Ecosystem Gardening for wildlife, I teach people that the best garden tool is a lawn chair. Take the time to look...

No, I am not a native plant nazi

Here’s something I need to get out of the way right here in the beginning. I have been accused by some of being a native plant nazi because of my firm belief that native plants are much better in the conservation garden than are exotic plants. I am not suggesting that...

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