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Backyard Habitat Certification

  • Bee-utiful, free native plants 

    Receive up to $35 of free native plants with enrollment in our Backyard Habitat program by Aug. 15. Help Gresham create more “bee buffets” at home for wild bees and butterflies, who help local food grow. Plants will be available for pickup at City Hall in early October. 

    Apply for backyard habitat certification 

    How it works 

    The service includes a visit from an East County gardening technician, who will identify invasive weeds, suggest beneficial native plants, and other outdoor features that attract and support wildlife.

    For $35, participants receive*:

    • A home visit by appointment
    • A report with recommendations for your yard
    • Advice on stormwater management
    • Free bird or bat box
    • Free resources like gardening coupons
    • Access to the fall annual native plant sale offering deep discounts over retail prices
    • A beautiful certification sign for your yard

    Contact us

    • Questions about the program? Call a Backyard Habitat representative at 503-841-5918.
    • Scholarships are available to Gresham residents if cost is a barrier to participation. For more information, email Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-2657.

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