The real cost of food doesn’t only involve our actual money, but it can also cost us our local farmers, our community, our environment and our own health. How are we going to compromise on our own food but have it affect some of the most valuable and priceless things in our lives? Our chase… Continue reading The Real Cost of Food
Happy Pollinator Week! To conclude this awesome week, today’s blog is dedicated to food forests, which benefit, birds, bees, bats, butterflies, and YOU! What is a food forest you ask? Food forests are a facet of permaculture, meant to imitate a self-sustaining natural eco-system, creating a biologically diverse environment. Do you ever grow tired of… Continue reading Food Forest Friday!
Did you know that the Guinness World record for the longest known migration of the Lepidopteran species (butterflies and moths) is held by the male monarch butterfly? Monarch butterflies travel almost 3,000 miles to spend the winter in California and Mexico, and then return north to lay their eggs. This annual migration protects the species… Continue reading Monarch Mission
You may not realize it, but the birds you think you see in the sky at night are actually bats! There are over 1300 species of bats worldwide, making them the second largest mammal population. Although there are so many common misconceptions about them, they are vital to the ecosystem health and our economy and… Continue reading The Birds, The Bees, and Bats!
If we could give any pollinator an MVP award, it would probably have to go to the bee. Admittedly, every pollinator deserves one, but these buzzing workers make more than just honey. Actually, they are responsible for the pollination of about $15 billion worth of crops every year! Some people may think they are a nuisance,… Continue reading No Bees No Food
Happy Pollinator Week friends! Why are pollinators so important that we dedicated an entire week to them? Well, pollination is a very important process that contributes to our ecosystem in many ways, and it would not be possible without the help of this amazing group of animals known as pollinators. This week we’ll focus on… Continue reading Pollinator Week 2018
Ever wanted to transform your lawn into an edible garden? Edible Landscapes is here to help you make your garden dreams a reality. Edible Landscapes is an edible landscaping service of the Fleet Farming 501(c)(3) non-profit program that builds raised garden beds and food forests fitted with drip-irrigation. Each installation is tailored to the function… Continue reading Edible Landscapes is Here to Upgrade Your Lawn