If you aren’t sure it’s worth the trouble to go out of your way to support the populations of native bees and local pollinators on and around your farm–there are many benefits (including financial profitability) to encourage their numbers.
Most often when talking about pollinators, we think of the honeybee–however the honeybee is not native to North America; what’s more–there are some 200,000 species of animals world-wide who contribute to the pollination of plants.
Promoting native bees is a smart way to ensure the viability and profitability of your farm–learn how to recognize native bee habitat, and what steps you can take to encourage your local pollinator populations.
Green. Ecologically-friendly. Sustainability. The words annoy me, but we all mean the same thing. Don’t we? Is sustainability enough, or is there something more to leaving the world better than we found it?
When we look at the natural order we seldom see things get wasted. As the garden starts to produce its yearly miracle, I wanted to reflect on the reclamation process that we see all around us every day.