What is the Tending Your Yard,
Tending The Earth project?
No matter where you live, you can help save the environment, mitigate the effects of global warming, and create a more biodiverse world. Even small efforts such as keeping potted plants to reduce air pollutants and replacing grass lawns with native plants can make a huge difference. And those are only a few examples.
By taking small, actionable steps and making minor shifts, you can:
Reduce the effects
of global warming
Encourage native species to return to their natural environment
Eliminate the use of toxins to create beautiful outdoor space
Small Changes, Huge Impact
Protect and encourage bees and other pollinators by including native plants that feed and shelter them.Read More
Give these beautiful species a home amongst native plants and rocks for sunbathing.Read More
Attract backyard birds by eliminating insecticides and removing invasive plants.Read More
Create shelter for small, native animals.Read More
Who We Are
Arline Sutherland is the mind behind this wonderful initiative. Worried about the effects of global warming, Arline wanted to take action and make a difference. That’s why she created the Tending Your Yard, Tending The Earth project.Read More
Make It Your Own
Start implementing tips from the Tending Your Yard, Tending The Earth project in your home and on your property today.Learn How
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Come learn more about Tending Your Yard, Tending The Earth by booking a tour of our gardens. Walk away with actionable ideas you can apply on your own property.
In Person Visit
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Let’s Do This Together
Make a donation now and join our cause
to reduce the effects of global warming.
We’re excited to share real-life examples from people who modified their yards while maintaining (and even enhancing!) their natural, native beauty.
Noah and Sandra Sarucia
The Farmette Sanctuary
It feels daunting to know what actions I can take to end climate change. And then I stepped into this immersive, educational and exquisite garden. I began to realize how with my hands, with my decisions, at a local scale I could make a global impact. Wandering through, I unlearned assumptions and built new ways of being and acting to end climate change – and yes I now believe within my lifetime we can end climate change. If each of us can reach for our gardens and reshape their impact, we have the opportunity to reach our neighbors and their neighbors. The possibilities are truly exponential.
My husband and I always look forward to our trips to the garden at Tending your Yard, Tending the Earth. It’s so impressive how they’ve created a space that’s both gorgeous and environmentally sustainable!
Patty Gibbons MD, PPC at Massachusetts General Hospital and urban gardener
Having watched Arline turn a standard suburban lawn into a humming, buzzing, thriving pollinator garden has been very inspiring. I have learned that there is no need to compromise on beauty when choosing plants native to one’s area. I look forward to the website making this information available to multitudes.