National Wildlife Federation Resources:

About Gardening for Wildlife

Garden for Wildlife at Home

Community Certification Overview

Guide for Schools

Garden Certification Checklist

Certify your Garden

National Wildlife Federation Plant & Butterfly Finder (beta version)

Butterfly Heroes Program

About Monarch Butterflies

NWF Blog Posts



Bringing Nature Home: How You can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

The Landscaping Revolution: Garden with Mother Nature, Not Against Her

Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects


Blogs, Articles and Online Resources:

Xerces Society: Protecting the Life That Sustains Us

Everyday Environmentalist: Garden with Native Plants (The Nature Conservancy)

A Way to Garden – Organic Gardening and Landscaping How-to from Margaret Roach

Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower Society

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey

Planning Tools:

Jersey Friendly Yards – Landscaping for a Healthy Environment

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Plant Database

Habitat Network – Yard Map


Local Resources:

Ecological Landscape Design & Consulting – Stephen Coan, LLC

Native Plants:

Garden Centers:

Garden Coach/Horticulturist:

Leaf Mulch/Leaf Compost: