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.
Carbon and Our Soil
Good soil will sequester carbon -- an easy and economical way to green the planet by storing carbon in the soil
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.