By: Rie Macchiarolo, ELA President Sowing seeds as a way of creating, transforming, and augmenting landscapes is a wonderfully fun and affordable method. It can be quite rewarding after a…
The Northeast Native Plant Primer
By Uli Lorimer
Do you want a garden that makes a real difference? Choose plants native to our Northeast region. The rewards will benefit you, your yard, and the environment—from reducing maintenance tasks to attracting earth-friendly pollinators such as native birds, butterflies, and bees. We must envision a future in which wild creatures of all shapes and sizes are afforded space in our built environment.
Lawn to Meadow Season Three
By Leslie Duthie
This gardener decided to kill part of her lawn two years ago when we were encouraged to stay home due to the pandemic. Now in its third spring, follow the journey from surprises to successes to lessons learned. The barren lawn has been replaced with a shade and sun meadow with straightforward, easy steps that even a novice garden can copy.
Bee it Known: Biodiversity is Critical to Ecosystems – Rutgers University
Originally published by Rutgers University. Reprinted with permission. By: Kitta MacPherson A Rutgers-led study on bees shows how different species pollinate the same plants over time Rutgers has conducted the…
What is ‘Deep Ecology’?
By: Mads McElgunn, ELA Director One of my favorite newsletters, The Overview from Atmos Magazine, recently published an article on Deep Ecology that piqued my interest. As ELA continues to…
ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace – Virtual Onward
Written by: ELA President, Rie Macchiarolo Our annual conference is our biggest event of the year. Those of you who have participated over the years probably have many fond…
Sowing protocols and decision-making for growing native plants from seed
Written by: Will Larson Growing native plants from seed is a constant exercise in replicating habitat. We expose the seed to specific pre-treatment conditions to simulate the contexts and pressures…
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