Climate Adaptation

Here we follow the fast-changing field of climate change adaptation, focusing on gardening, biodiversity, pollinators and birds, water scarcity, invasive species, and the importance of tree planting.

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A new guide to support action on climate change and biodiversity loss in the Prairies

By Ian Cook, Grassland Conservation Manager, Birds Canada   A new guide has been released to support cattle producers and landowners in the Prairies in taking action against climate change…

Grow a Forest in Your Backyard

Creating a backyard forest is a fast-growing movement, inspired in part by the desire to mitigate the effects of global warming. No doubt, another motivating factor is author Douglas Tallamy’s…

Climate change adaptation plans need to consider birds – you can help!

By James Casey, Fraser Estuary Specialist, BC Program, Birds Canada   Mitigating and adapting to climate change have emerged as defining challenges of our time. Climate change adaptation is always…

Hardiness Zones are Shifting With Climate Change

Hardiness or climate zone map are shifting, affecting many factors for growers: seedling death, water, extreme weather, environmental risks.

Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner – “Three Seconds”

An epic presentation of where humanity stands today, our three seconds climate. We must all work together to make it to the fourth second.

How To Attract Birds To Your Garden

Learn to nurture birdlife in your garden. Learn to attract birds to your garden.

Wise Watering in Dry Times

We gardeners don’t need a weatherman to know it’s been an abnormally dry year in the Charlottesville area. Federal weather data confirms what we’re seeing in our yards: total precipitation…

Is It Native?

Considerations for SW Ontario Gardeners Sky-Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense), one of several asters native to Southwestern Ontario. Photo credit: Joshua Mayer, Flickr The surge of interest in native plants is…

Book Review: The Overstory

“The Overstory, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of the natural world.

5 Garden Trends for "a better world"

We plant and sow for tomorrow. There is some faith on the part of the gardener mixed into the recipe of each successful garden.

Companion Plants that Repel Pests

Basil, Chives, Leek, Lettuce, Mugwort, Nasturtium, Onion, Rosemary, Sage, Sagebrush, Tansy, Tobacco, Wormwood

Companion Plants – Increase Biodiversity

An informed appreciation of companion plants plays an importabt role in choosing the best plants for a vegetable garden.

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