Ten Ways to Add Biodiversity to Your Garden

When most gardeners think of a biodiverse garden, their thoughts tend toward a garden teeming with birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and other wildlife. This talk discusses several ways you can increase wildlife in your garden and thereby increase its biodiversity. There are ideas included on how to add to the genetic diversity of the plants in your garden. By creating a biodiverse garden, you are adding to its beauty as well as helping to heal the planet and to preserve it for future generations.


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Carol Gravens

Carol Gravens retired from a professional career as a microbiologist and is an Advanced Level St. Louis Master Gardener. She became a Master Naturalist in 2007 and has an AAS in Horticulture from STLCC, Meramec.
Carol gives talks and teaches classes on orchids to various groups in the community and at Missouri Botanical Garden as part of the Master Gardener Speakers’ Bureau. She volunteers one day a week in the orchid greenhouses at the Garden and grows orchids in her home in Glendale, Missouri. She also is a Kemper Center Plant Doctor volunteer.
She loves everything about horticulture and has a passion for orchids.