Without honeybees, and other pollinators, however, most of the fruit and vegetables we eat on a daily basis wouldn’t be possible. This is a big deal! 326 million people in the US alone have to eat every day! However, we’ve lost a total of 40% of the US’s commercial honeybees in the last 10 years. […]
A friend asked me what was the best way to attract pollinators to her garden. She was thinking about getting a honey bee hive or maybe just attracting native bees. These are your options for improving pollination in your garden.
First let me say that I absolutely support the concept that we need to save our pollinators, of which honeybees are one species. In Australia we have lots of native bees and wasps (and flies!) that also pollinate, and these insects should also be considered in this discussion. We do not rely on introduced honeybees […]
Why do you need to be more like Johnny Appleseed? Because the world needs you, our planet needs you, and our food supply needs you to be. The pollinators of this nation are in great peril. From development of their habitats, pollution in our waters, air and land, climate change, to the chemical toxins we […]
Are you just getting started saving seeds? Here is a wonderful resource for everything you could need to know about saving various types of seeds. Be sure to check back from time to time as we will be continuously adding to the list. Here are just a few of the varieties included in this encyclopedia: […]
Damage to their habitat, shifting weather patterns, and pesticides have made pollinators none too happy, but you can create an pollinators’ oasis in your own garden. By growing organically, you’ll make a huge difference to the health of your pollinators, many of whom are bugs themselves: bees and butterflies. This will lead to big benefits […]