Gardening for Earth Renewal
"Chances are, you have never thought of your garden – indeed, of all the space on your property – as a wildlife preserve that represents the last chance we have for sustaining plants and animals that were once common throughout the U.S. But that is exactly the role our suburban landscapes are playing and will play even more into the near future."– Douglas W. Tallamy.
Incorporating native plants
Reducing lawn area
Removing invasive plants
Feeding the soil
Avoiding herbicides and pesticides.
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When we garden to renew the earth, we contribute to a connected landscape where people and nature can live side by side in harmony. When linked together, our properties can provide wildlife with the sanctuary corridors they need to move around the landscape while providing people with beautiful places to play and relax, enjoy nature and grow healthy food.
How does your garden
renew the earth?
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Virginia heritage gardens
During the two World Wars, people across the world mobilized to grow food in their yards. The United States had 18 million victory gardens in 1943. Now in hopes for a future of peaceful coexistence with the more-than-human beings that surround us, let us mobilize to heal the wounds we have inflicted on the Earth and celebrate our interconnectedness with the living world. Together we can knit our yards into the world’s largest bird and wildlife sanctuary.