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Benjamin Vogt
Gardening with native plants isn't going to save species, not unless your garden is 10 million acres. However, gardening with native plants might wake us to environmental issues & reconnect us to other species--a place to build from.
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Tyler Moore Sep 23
Replying to @BRVogt
Well, there is 40 million acres of lawn across the US. If everyone replaced 1/4 of it with native plants, we’d hit that 10 million. I would think that could save some species on the verge of extinction.
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Benjamin Vogt Sep 23
Replying to @DrTMoore
I should have said 10 billion. ;)
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Tyler Moore Sep 23
Replying to @BRVogt
Hmmm...might need to eliminate cattle to hit those kinds of numbers.
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Benjamin Vogt Sep 23
Replying to @DrTMoore
Was just reading how insects could provide the feed for cattle over soybeans and corn with the same results (aka hamburgers). That would be better.
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Tyler Moore Sep 23
Replying to @BRVogt
Interesting. But even with efficient food, cows take up a lot of space.
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Benjamin Vogt Sep 23
Replying to @DrTMoore
And those waste fields of stored urine and feces around feed lots. Terrible.
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Jonathan Cook Sep 23
Replying to @BRVogt
Given the climate crisis and extinction crisis we're facing, every acre counts. We need to start rebuilding a connection with nature where people live, ending the idea that nature is something that lives far away. Nature is all around us, and we treat it like trash.
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