Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

community, environment and a sustainable future

Over the past few days I have enjoyed interacting with many of you through Twitter @Kelsgarden and comments on my Guest Post: Integrated Pest Management 101
over at It's Not Easy To Be Green's blog.

In addition to the cyber socializing I have also been busy meeting people through the Environmental Education Center and Local Food Alliance. I look forward to once again becoming entrenched in a community environmental and sustainable movement.

The sun is out here in Indiana and the temperatures are creeping towards 50. Garden fever is setting in and I have been busy mapping the property and pulling together my design ideas for this 7,000 sq ft lot. I am nestled into a historic district filled with vast lawns and hosta landscaping. I sure hope the neighbors are ready for me :)