What’s new in natural yards? December 2017

That Blog doesn’t normally highlight the actions of specific individuals, but this is a story worth sharing.

As awareness of natural yards continues to grow, even kids are getting the message. Nine-year-old Kedar Narayan not only planted a native garden in his Pennsylvania yard, he created an app to help others do the same – and gave a presentation at a local community event to explain to people why they should. In his speech, he highlighted how native plants are important for pollinators, which in turn are crucial to crop production, and he explained how lawns don’t provide anything that pollinators need.

For his advocacy of natural yards and his work towards solving a real-world problem, Kedar recently won a $2,500 prize.

Though natural yards still are not accepted by everyone, it may be that we are reaching a watershed moment in which, by and large, people are praised and rewarded for managing their land responsibly, instead of being attacked and punished.

What’s new in natural yards? December 2017

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