Gardening for Wildlife

Gardening for Wildlife

Erin Berkyto, @theknottygarden

Urban spaces displace local wildlife species but you can use your garden to help compensate for lost habitat. By mimicking natural elements, you can roll out the welcome mat for creatures big and small who are looking for refuge.  Food  The general preference is to provide natural...
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Urban spaces displace local wildlife species but you can use your garden to help compensate for lost habitat. By mimicking natural elements, you can roll...

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Urban spaces displace local wildlife species but you can use your garden to help compensate for lost habitat. By mimicking natural elements, you can roll out the welcome mat for creatures big and small who are looking for refuge.  Food ...

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At the Green & Gold Community Garden, in Edmonton, volunteers get their hands dirty on two acres of land at the University of Alberta South...

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At the Green & Gold Community Garden, in Edmonton, volunteers get their hands dirty on two acres of land at the University of Alberta South Campus farm. Now in its fifteenth year, this local garden with a global impact is...

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Being a sustainable Landscape Designer, lawn alternatives are something I think about a lot. I also think it's important to experiment with new plants in...

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Being a sustainable Landscape Designer, lawn alternatives are something I think about a lot. I also think it's important to experiment with new plants in my own garden before I ever specify them for someone else’s yard as it gives...

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Welcome, 'Uy' skweyul, Bienvenu to syuw̓én̓ct Elementary in Nanaimo, BC where students, staff, parents, and the community are stewards of the land. One late August morning, a...

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Welcome, 'Uy' skweyul, Bienvenu to syuw̓én̓ct Elementary in Nanaimo, BC where students, staff, parents, and the community are stewards of the land. One late August morning, a parent volunteer was watering syuw̓én̓ct Elementary’s large garden with her three young boys.  She spotted...

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I was born and raised in Hermosillo, Sonora, México, a city in the middle of a desert. As many people in my area, I grew...

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I was born and raised in Hermosillo, Sonora, México, a city in the middle of a desert. As many people in my area, I grew up buying groceries with my mother and never really learned what it takes to grow...

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Even Olympic dreams start with a seed. At the unusually late age of 27, I was offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave my corporate job...

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Even Olympic dreams start with a seed. At the unusually late age of 27, I was offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave my corporate job and join Rowing Canada’s Talent Identification program. Given my late age and non-existent experience with...

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Our market garden is planted beside the Trans Canada Highway next to a bustling intersection. As we go about our work transplanting cabbages, harvesting carrots...

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Our market garden is planted beside the Trans Canada Highway next to a bustling intersection. As we go about our work transplanting cabbages, harvesting carrots and hilling potatoes we’re surrounded by the constant drone of cars, the honking of horns...

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Who would’ve imagined that photographing boulevard gardens would lead to so many interesting surprises and fulfilling community-building experiences?  But what is a boulevard garden? The...

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Who would’ve imagined that photographing boulevard gardens would lead to so many interesting surprises and fulfilling community-building experiences?  But what is a boulevard garden? The boulevard is the strip of land between a road and a sidewalk. The standard boulevard...

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Gardening is enjoyable at all ages and is especially enjoyable with children! Playing and learning outdoors can engage children of all ages in physical activity,...

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Gardening is enjoyable at all ages and is especially enjoyable with children! Playing and learning outdoors can engage children of all ages in physical activity, care for living things, and a sense of how the natural world works.   Start small...

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Nothing brings me joy like being surrounded by plants. In the summer, I love to bring people into the green cocoon that is my patio...

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Nothing brings me joy like being surrounded by plants. In the summer, I love to bring people into the green cocoon that is my patio garden under the wisteria arbour and host small (given my Vancouver patio is only eight...

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There are various methods to harvest marine phytoplankton. At MARPHYL Marine Phytoplankton, we implement a natural, wild, and sustainable approach.  First, ocean water is pumped...

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There are various methods to harvest marine phytoplankton. At MARPHYL Marine Phytoplankton, we implement a natural, wild, and sustainable approach.  First, ocean water is pumped from the deeps of the Georgia Strait into tanks located on shore next to the...

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My name is a Akos and I run the re.Planted Farm & Floral Studio in Deep River, ON. We’re a regenerative urban farm that strives...

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My name is a Akos and I run the re.Planted Farm & Floral Studio in Deep River, ON. We’re a regenerative urban farm that strives to design with only the flowers we’ve grown ourselves. We are strong proponents of the...

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You’ve probably seen those photos on Instagram—the ones of happy flower farmers with armloads of flowers and gorgeous bouquets, and thought to yourself, “if only...

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You’ve probably seen those photos on Instagram—the ones of happy flower farmers with armloads of flowers and gorgeous bouquets, and thought to yourself, “if only I could grow flowers like that!” Imagine waking up in the morning and heading out...

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Critics who visit our farm to learn about our style of no-till often point out that our deep mulch system isn’t viable for most regions...

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Critics who visit our farm to learn about our style of no-till often point out that our deep mulch system isn’t viable for most regions of the world. They’re correct. Very few farms have the necessary resources in their area...

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Over the past few years, edible gardening has seen a surge in popularity. Spurred by the garden to table movement, the slow living movement and...

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Over the past few years, edible gardening has seen a surge in popularity. Spurred by the garden to table movement, the slow living movement and surely aided by our new found appreciation for all things local, vegetable gardens are thriving...

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