Active Hope for Wildlife

Active Hope for Wildlife

Wildlife are in crisis, as more and more natural areas and open spaces are destroyed by development and industrial farming. Add on pollution, invasive species, global warming, and many other problems. Resource: Worldwide decline of the entomofauna. Instead of feeling...
A Living Mulch – Allowing Plants to spread as Nature intended

A Living Mulch – Allowing Plants to spread as Nature intended

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! 

Rethinking Native Plant Maintenance

There are a few minor differences between maintaining native plants and non-native plants.  In a non-native (traditional) garden, we are growing plants that naturally don’t grow together, aren’t part of natural processes or adapted over thousands of years to the local environment. Here are some nature inspired maintenance tips for native plants.

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