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."
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.
Carbon and Our Soil
Good soil will sequester carbon -- an easy and economical way to green the planet by storing carbon in the soil
Pollinators in Peril
A great TED talk by Marla Spivak