Any Garden Can Provide Wildlife-friendly Habitat
Can one person make a difference for wildlife? Absolutely.
A great place to start is in the garden. By garden, we mean any outdoor space that is influenced by a green (or not so green!) thumb. Everything from veggie gardens to water gardens, acres of land to containers on a patio, a meadow maintained for butterflies to a curated perennial bed, shoreline properties to urban plots – all outdoor spaces can help wildlife. No matter your location, level of experience, garden style or budget, your garden can be beautiful and beneficial for wildlife.
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Garden Habitat Certification recognizes those who make their home, school, business or community gardens suitable for wildlife by certifying their outdoor space as a “Wildlife-friendly Habitat”. Certified gardens raise awareness, inspire others with examples and are added to an online map that shows our collective impact across the country. No matter your location, level of experience, garden style or budget, your garden can be beautiful and beneficial for wildlife. Those who certify are eligible to purchase an exclusive sign for their garden and will be among the first to learn about new garden content and opportunities from CWF. Applications are accepted year-round.