Native ground nesting bee, sometimes called miner bees, make up 70 percent of Illinois 500 native bee species. Although they are important pollinators, most people know very little about them and still treat them as pests.
We humans, including myself, were taught to maintain our gardens unnaturally by growing plants spaced apart ,separated by wood mulch around each plant. If we want a natured based, environmentally friendly garden we must allow plants to spread and fill in all the bare areas of a garden as a living mulch. This is the way nature has been gardening for thousands of years!
Here is a list of winter 2018 Natural Landscapes, Native Plants, special environmental events and announcements. This will updated with more events so please check back. Click on event links below for more information.
A perfectly manicured, green turf grass has been a status symbol since the Industrial Revolution. Everyone could finally afford to have a lawn, not just wealthy estates. But at what costs?