CBC is reporting that in Prince Edward Island potato farmers have started planting fields with flowers to attract pollinators. In addition to providing food and habitat support, the fields are likely to feed the soil microbes, help with soil compaction, and help with fixing nitrogen. Any farmers in your family or neighbourhood? Share this link with them: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-pollinator-refuge-fields-1.5642324
Money Growing on Trees?
Did you know there’s financial assistance for planting trees on your land in Ontario? Have a look at the 50 Million Tree program. If you don’t have a lot of land yourself, forward the link to someone who does. https://www.forestsontario.ca/planting/programs/50-million-tree-program/
The Washington Post has an article about … rock dust. Research indicates that spreading crushed rock on fields might help drawn down CO2. Read how here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2020/07/08/spreading-rock-dust-ground-could-pull-carbon-air-researchers-say/ We’re wondering whether the same could be said of gardens?
Seed What Now?
A Nova Scotia company is offering bitty trees and ‘seed bombs’ for your next wedding or corporate event. Rather than handing out a bit of plastic tat no one has a use for, these favours include native seeds that will bring enjoyment for many years. Share this one with all your friends. http://treelings.ca/seed-bombs.html