This resource was created by Joanne Vogel and Kate Reilly.
Sustainability September will highlight how Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and ways that you can infuse practices in your home, community, and workplace that encourage a cleaner greener life for generations to come while also combating climate change.
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
- Foreword, A Sand County Almanac
What's a "native plant" and how does it make a difference? Plants are native if they naturally grow in a region, ecosystem, or habitat, without human introduction - they are adapted to their local soil, water regime, weather, and climate so they need less maintenance than plants introduced from other areas. Native plants aren't just taking up space, though. The most critical function of native plants is maintaining diverse habitats for wildlife. This resource reviews the benefits of native plants and how you can have a helping hand in supporting the species native to your area.