The practice of growing hedgerows stems from at least the Medieval times of England and Ireland. Hedgerows can increase the beauty, productivity, and biodiversity of a property. Discover 10 reasons why this age-old strategy can benefit your suburban property.
It is often the case that human activity negatively affects the environment. For example, human food production is often seen as being at odds with conservation efforts. Yet, the reality is that edible gardening actually has the potential to reduce deforestation and improve biodiversity. Here’s a look at how food production can not only lighten our ecological footprint, but protect and regenerate biodiversity at the same time.
We’re in the depths of the hustle-and-bustle winter holiday season, and traditions abound this time of year. What are the roots of these traditions and how can they guide us in feeling grateful for the place in which we live?
Are vacations necessary or just plain frivolous? Here’s a look at our recent vacation, and why getting away from it all can be good for us. In fact, it may actually be written in our genetic code!
Bees need to store up pollen and nectar to survive winter hibernation. Here are some tips on how to provide bees with the right fall forage to meet their needs.
Bumble bees are an important part of the ecosystem. They are essential pollinators of food crops, trees, and flowers. Have you ever wondered what their life cycle is like or if they sting? Here are 13 facts about the bumble bee.
The black-and-yellow writing spider is a large and bold specimen, and quite shocking to encounter in the garden. What is their role in the garden? Are they venomous?
Milkweed plants have flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. In fact it is the only host plant for monarch butterflies. This article discusses some fascinating facts about milkweed you probably didn’t know, and the plant’s unique relationship to many insects.