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Backyard Conservation

Programs that provide information and guidance for people who want to protect the soil, water, air, plant and animal resources in their own backyards or in outdoor settings at school or work. Included may be tips for improving soil using composting, mulching and other techniques; managing nutrients and pests; implementing water conservation practices; restoring native vegetation; selecting a site for and planting trees for shade and wildlife habitat; establishing backyard ponds or wetlands systems; developing basking sites; and providing feeders, bird baths, nesting boxes, roosting boxes and other accoutrements that attract birds, butterflies, frogs, insect-eating bats and other small mammals to a backyard setting.

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Gardening/Landscaping Instruction

Programs that provide classes, individual instruction or other opportunities for people who want to learn or perfect their skills in landscape design; decorative plant selection and maintenance; construction or installation of walls, decking, lighting, fencing and planters; and other aspects of indoor and outdoor gardening.

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Horticultural Societies

Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals to pursue their interest in ornamental plants, flowers, trees, shrubs, house plants, herbs, garden fruits and vegetables or other species of plants, often through the medium of a club or society that is under the leadership to people who are knowledgeable in the subject. Activities may include field trips which enable participants to view different types of plants; lectures, slide shows or other presentations that provide information about plants, gardening techniques, flower arranging and display, and other aspects of horticulture; and opportunities for members to share their own gardening experiences and/or participate in plant-related competitions. Included are Internet-based virtual clubs, WebRings devoted to the subject and clubs where members meet face-to-face.

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