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6 Gardening Blunders Animal Lovers Should Avoid

In creating cultivated backyards, we are removing habitat for wild animals. Here are some ideas for keeping all beings in mind when creating a garden.

For Spirituality & Health Magazine

“1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.”

I must admit that I do not have a green thumb. Instead, I have a furry one. When it comes to my gardening, critters are my priority. Often the plants can take proverbial second fiddle to those beings running through (or flying around) our backyard. Much to the plants’ collective delight, that recently changed after I spent the winter’s cold months swaddled in fuzzy blankets with my feline companions Deacon and Buba-ji, studying the tragedies of the Anthropocene (the scholars’ name for our current geological age during which humans have been the dominant influence on our environment and its climate) ... Read the full article on


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