Cultivating a relationship with the beneficial insects in your area is a vital aspect of sustainable permaculture, and offering them a habitat nearby will encourage them to stick around.
Give me spring. Give me blustery, moorish mornings with ruffled robin feathers and lost umbrellas. Give me birdsong.
Bees were dying. Everywhere. It seemed unimportant…until you researched it. You realized not only were they important, they were crucial to every benefit we receive from agriculture. Bees were frikkin’ life. A butterfly’s wings might cause a tsunami but a bee’s butt gave us string beans and yams.
Each year, for the past eight years, something goes wrong. One neighbour started using Roundup. The other neighbour mercilessly cut down every tree in his yard, ripped up every plant and installed a chemically fed lawn, which he cuts every other day for one hour...