Archive for the ‘wildflowers’ Tag

A sustainable rose would smell as sweet

Over the past few weeks, I’ve learned that there are a number of environmental and social concerns around the farming of cut-flowers- there are questions about pesticide and water use, about the impacts on families and communities, about poaching and introduced pests. But there are also quite a few organizations working to improve the conditions […]

Natural born flowers

In my last post I talked about some of the environmental concerns surrounding the cut flower industry, namely pesticides, water use, and the movement of parasites and diseases. While there are many other facets to growing flowers for bouquets, I want to highlight two other issues, both of which I think we can influence: wildflower […]

Connecting the dots

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been looking at the issue of habitat fragmentation in respect to how it divides populations and presents barriers to animal movement which can limit reproductive success and gene flow. When I started gathering information on how to combat and mitigate habitat fragmentation, most of the resources I came across […]