What if you don’t have a yard?

Believe it or not, you can have a natural yard without a yard.

First, if you have a balcony, you can put some native flowers on it. Bees and butterflies will find them!

Second, you may be able to join a community gardening program in your city. Working a plot provides all the benefits of the physical act of gardening (it burns almost as many calories as going to the gym!), plus you get fresh, organic vegetables at virtually no cost.

Third, you may be able to use what is called a landshare. Landsharing is a system in which a person who wants to garden but has no land connects with someone who has land but can’t or doesn’t want to maintain it. Someone in your community may be willing to let you tear up a section of their lawn and plant vegetables or native flowers, in exchange for a share of the produce and a reduced need to do yard work.

Small spaces can make a big difference. Together, we can create a healthier environment for ourselves and other species.

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What if you don’t have a yard?

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