8 Ways to Garden in Harmony With Nature


In this video and article we share eight great gardening techniques to help you reduce your impact on Mother Earth.

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1. Opt for Human Power 

Save natural resources by replacing electric or gasoline-powered equipment such as lawnmowers, tillers and leaf-blowers with human-powered alternatives wherever possible. Break down big jobs into regular smaller blocks to make them easier and help you keep fit and active.

2. Work with Nature to Solve Problems

Instead of using artificial fertilizers and pesticides, which are energy intensive to manufacture and carry many undesirable side effects such as polluting rivers and harming beneficial insects and soil life, take a natural approach instead. Regularly add organic materials to the soil to build fertility in the long term, and plant flowers to attract pest predators.

3. Plant Trees

Plant trees to help lock up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help to mitigate the effects of climate change. Trees also offer birds somewhere to nest, feed and shelter, and in return they will keep many plant pests in check.

Trees are available in all sizes from tiny to gigantic, and can be planted into otherwise underused parts of the garden. Most are easy to grow and many are productive as well as beautiful – apple trees, for instance.

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