Meet Terry and Linda Gurgone, who have owned their 3.15 acre property in Woodstock for over 24 years. Having a mix of prairie, woodland, and pond habitats allows for abundant biodiversity. Linda chronicles her property's activities on her website,
Woodstock Natural Yard.
The couple is motivated by the holistic feel they get when observing the ecological connections within their property, from the plants to all forms of wildlife that are supported by their restoration efforts. They also look forward to experimenting with a plot of
and building a
. They enjoy spreading the word about conservation possibilities to other homeowners, which is something that attracted them to the
program. They advise those new to sustainable efforts to start at the edge of their property and move towards the center. Being an environmental steward of your land will make a difference, no matter the size of your property!