Experiments in Piedmont Prairies

Residential-scale Restorations
Preston Montague, M.L.A.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2024 – 6:30 pm8:30 pm

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The demand for ecologically productive gardening practices has sparked enormous interest in using perennials and ornamental grasses to cultivate rich grasslands, prairies and meadows in the pursuit of providing resources to pollinating insects and birds. While the desire to support the environment is everywhere, the complexity and intricacy of these dynamic mini-ecosystems can be a major roadblock for the home gardener interested in supporting wildlife by maintaining such a garden space. This class aims to simplify this overwhelming complexity, and provide a practical, actionable approach to designing and installing a Piedmont Prairie in your own home garden.

A handsome piedmont prairie in a residential landscape

Join landscape architect, Preston Montague, on his journey to reverse-engineer natural habitats of North Carolina to figure out the best approach to the design and maintenance of Piedmont Prairies for his residential clients.

This program will be held online via Zoom. Participants will receive an email with instructions on how to join the class prior to the start of the program.

About Preston Montague

Preston Montague
Preston Montague is a landscape architect and artist who developed a passion for the natural world while growing up in the rural foothills of Virginia. Currently, he leads an environmental design and fine arts studio in Durham, North Carolina developing projects that encourage stronger relationships between people and the natural world for the purpose of improving public and environmental health.


$50.00 per participant.
Advance registration is required. Register through our online registration store. Registration is considered complete when payment is received. You will receive a confirmation receipt from "notify@cashnet.com" upon finishing registration.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks prior to the program's start date. No refunds will be made after this time. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Contact the JCRA Education Team at jcraprograms@ncsu.edu for more information about this program.