I'm so happy you're here and hope you enjoy a little taste of rural Georgia, Piedmont region (zone 7b/8a). Our goal is to reclaim our 10 acres of former agricultural land, overrun with invasive plants, and creating a peaceful refuge where people, plants and wildlife live in harmony.
Establishing an ecological niche for animals and providing habitat for wildlife has been nothing short of a challenge. We continue to evaluate and design each area of our property as we build connections among soil life, plants, insects and other pollinators.
I love the feeling of soil between my fingers, and as it is the foundation to a good garden we follow sustainable practices here at Southern Meadows. We garden organically, practice crop rotation, and companion planting in our edible and medicinal gardens. In our landscape we evaluate every plant for its purpose in the garden. [Does it relate to the place? Does it support plant and animal diversity? What form and function does it provide to the landscape?]
GNPS Native Plant Habitat (Gold Medal)
Monarchs Across Georgia Pollinator Habitat (#106)
National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat (#186230)
Monarch Watch Monarch Waystation (#10038)
NABA Butterfly Habitat (#1388)