URBAN ECOLOGY BLOG

July 13, 2018

1. Start Gardening

Gardening offers a wealth of benefits. The hobby has been shown to sooth many physical and mental health issues by providing stress relief and physical activity. Growing your own food means you can ditch the pesticides and health risks of grocery stor...

July 5, 2018

In the summer, getting outside and enjoying nature is great... until you start getting bug bites. Here are 10 aesthetic plants that can repel mosquitos around your home and outdoor spaces. 

1. Citronella

Citronella candles are very popular pest repellants....

June 12, 2018

In our region there is currently a plant in fruit with tasty red or purple berries and with a multitude of common names. The genus of this large shrub or small tree is Amelanchier. Species common in our area include Amelanchier canadensis, A. arborea and A. laevis

T...

May 22, 2018

Permaculture, a term derived from "permanent agriculture," refers to the design and maintenance of productive ecosystems that support sustainability and resilience. Permaculture is all about meeting our daily human needs while being thoughtful about our impact. The pra...

March 25, 2018

Sensitive plant in egg carton planter

You can use any plastic egg carton to make this planter. The best would be one with a clear top and individual egg holding spaces on the bottom.

Plastic egg carton

After finding your carton, gather a sterile, light weight, fine p...

February 18, 2018

Over the past few decades, urbanization has transformed natural land into fragmented hardscapes spotted with harmful lawns and ornamental plants. Our obsession with highly-manicured spaces has destroyed vital natural systems. Fortunately, there is a solution: native pl...

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