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What is Sustainability?

The concept of sustainability is based on the fact that everything humans need to survive is based either directly or indirectly on our natural environment. Sustainability looks to the future and asks; how do we fulfill our needs now and ensure that the needs of our children and grandchildren will be met?

If you are interested to learn how you can make a difference, the NC State Extension will host a Backyard Sustainability Series this spring. These classes will help Cape Fear area residents learn skills to live in harmony with their natural environment and help to preserve our natural resources for future generations to enjoy.

This is a free, online, 8-week course. Participants must register for the entire class series.

  • Classes are held each Wednesday from 6:30–7:45 p.m. via Zoom.
  • After registering, participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and password prior to each class.

2022 Backyard Sustainability Class Series Schedule:

March 9:  Our Ecological Backyard

March 16:  Stormwater Solutions (With Anna Reh-Gingrich, City of Wilmington Heal our Waterways)

March 23:  Native Plants for Wildlife

March 30:  Backyard Composting (With Matt Collogan, N.C. Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent)

April 6: Trees for Resiliency

April 13:  Pollinator Plants for Coastal North Carolina

April 20: Local Foods and Food Waste (with Meghan Lassiter, N.C. Cooperative Extension FCS Agent, Brunswick County)

April: 27:  Recycling Right (with Feletia Lee UNCW Recycling)

Follow this link to register for this class series: Backyard Sustainability Registration

For more information on this class series, contact Amy Mead at

Backyard Sustainability Class Series will resume in Spring of 2024. More details to come.