And even more importantly, how do we create neighborhoods that help sustain life, both ours and the birds, bees, toads, butterflies, squirrels, insects, etc. that support the ecological underpinnings of life on our planet.
|a pollinator-friendly pocket meadow|
How do we encourage more folks to become part of the process of re-knitting our urban and suburban landscapes with strong threads of native plants, pollinator and wildlife-friendly corridors made up of our personal home gardens? How do we encourage similar plantings in public and commercial landscapes?
I'm not really sure.
I've been involved with teaching about these things for my entire career, and I'm still not always sure about what works the best, aside from inspiring through story and example, encouragement, and sharing ideas and suggestions.
My basic level ideas simply start by encouraging folks to grow things, preferably native or edible, and learn more about them.