Mary Phillips
  • Silver Spring, MD
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Founder
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The Abundant Backyard
Bio
Mary Phillips, founder of The Abundant Backyard©, is a lifetime gardener and organizational development consultant committed to sustainable gardening principles that promote a healthy environment and support the local food chain.

Since 2008, Mary researched and developed a native plant pollinator garden model with curriculum for grades K-8. She has worked “as a garden buddy” with schools, faith-based, neighborhood groups, and homeowners to integrate sustainable natural landscapes and practices into their properties. At times, she uses history and heritage to incorporate discovery areas and focal points in the garden. In addition, she worked with the founding board of the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council to develop its early strategic plan.

Through all these efforts, Mary has developed the necessary educational resources, network of sustainable local suppliers, design skills, and passion to meet the needs of “eager to grow” gardeners with easy to obtain plants, and the knowledge to develop successful and abundant sustainable gardens.

Mary is a member of the Maryland Native Plant Society, Friends of Sligo Creek, Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, and Silver Spring Green.

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Mary Phillips's Blog

Children in Nature Discovering Prehistoric Maryland Natives

June’s issue of Washington Parent Magazine features my lastest article on a unique opportunity for connecting kids to nature and their past. Dinosaur Park provides information on the fossil rich “Dinosaur Alley” of Maryland and the Washington DC area and opportunities for kids to discover evidence of our earliest native plants and animals. The Dinosaur Park preserves part of a geologic formation called the…

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Posted on June 16, 2012 at 4:18pm

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At 11:36am on August 12, 2012, Suz Lipman said…

Hi Mary, Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm the forum host. I'm glad you found us and are making yourself at home in discussions and groups. Your work sounds quite interesting. You'll find a lot of like-minded people in our Natural Teachers Network, among other groups. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. For any questions about the network, see our FAQ page. Hope to see you here again soon.

 
 
 

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