Pollinators in Peril

A great TED talk by Marla Spivak


The Bar Has Been Raised

Douglas Tallamy, an ecologist and author was quoted at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in January, 2015:

“We have to raise the bar on our landscapes,” said Mr. Tallamy, a professor and chairman of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. “In the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water.


Buyers Beware

The bedding plants that you purchase for your garden may have been treated with Neonicotinoid pesticides -- and you'd never know that you were poisoning bees instead of helping them.

Read about the problem here

Garbage in the Great Lakes


The Great Lakes may be developing a garbage patch like the Pacific Ocean Gyre. The throw-away generation is affecting our very own Great Lakes. Read more about it here.