[email protected]: Cynthia Kanner
Cynthia Kanner has lived on her 3/4acre property dotted with mature oaks in Algonquin for almost 17 years.
Thanks to the Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee, Cynthia began using native plants in her yard over a decade ago. Several years ago, her front yard prairie garden received the Gold Leaf Award from the Village of Algonquin to recognize the conservation practices being used. Cynthia recommends that people start with easy projects first, like using a rain barrel or composting, and then pick a small area to begin incorporating native plants. Challenges she faces include ongoing weed control, and future projects include a relaxation area using native grasses around a hanging hammock strung between two trees. Kudos for Cynthia for incorporating sustainability into her home landscape!