"Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human creatures."
- US Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day (April 22nd, 1970)
|John planting shrubs for wildlife and beauty|
Yesterday John planted 50 tall shrubs on the farm--red osier dogwood, gray dogwood, black chokeberry and elderberry. All native, all beneficial to wildlife. A few were planted up along the driveway, as you can see in the picture, the majority were planted in our field--about a 150' strip on the outside of our native prairie field border. This hedge will serve to slow winds, attract beneficial insects and birds, serve as a buffer from our conventional neighbors, and it will be pretty! Can't wait to see it fill in over the season!
|Red osier dogwood|