Park Springs Resident’s Garden Earns National Certification

Park Springs Resident’s Garden Earns National Certification

Congratulations to Park Springs Member, Martha Sheffield on earning the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat for her garden! Although Sheffield downsized from 27 acres in Lithonia, to approximately an eighth of an acre at Park Springs, she didn’t have to give up her green thumb. An avid gardener, Sheffield loves it because “it gives you a sense of accomplishment and you’re proud of yourself.”

As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Sheffield’s garden joins a prestigious group of sites throughout the country that are recognized for protecting and cultivating wildlife. Her beautiful garden features serviceberry trees, azaleas, Jacob’s ladder, blueberry bushes, tomatoes and much, much more. The dense vegetation provides shelter for wildlife and their offspring while her birdbaths, stream and birdfeeders provide nourishment. “I’m a strong believer in natural areas and leaving space for wildlife,” says Sheffield.

The Park Springs community itself earned the title of Certified Wildlife Habitat earlier this year. It is an exciting achievement and we couldn’t be happier for Martha Sheffield – congratulations! Martha’s story was featured in the AJC Homefinder. To read the entire article and learn more about her garden, click here.

For more information on what it means to be a Certified Wildlife Habitat, click here.

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