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In Midwest, Bringing Back Native Prairies Yard By Yard

Environment  (tags: green, environment, destruction, conservation, agriculture, habitat restoration, protection, habitat, protection, green, greenliving, sustainable, environment )

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Across the U.S. Midwest, homeowners are restoring their yards and former farmland to the native prairie that existed in pre-settlement days. The benefits can be substantial -- maintenance that uses less water and no fertilizer, and an ecosystem that suppor

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Christeen Anderson (370)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:50 am
Please keep up the good work. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:07 am
Probably a lot easier to maintain.

pam w (139)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:42 am
What a wonderful effort! So commendable.....restoration of ecosystems is a huge gift to the world.

Suzanne L (98)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:44 am
Good news.

Süheyla C (234)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:43 am
Thanks Cal for wonderful news

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:52 am
Noted and posted with great pleasure. That's something I've been noticing in Toronto too; the number of various grasses growing around the neighborhoods. They just add something special.

Robert O (12)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:22 pm
Nice to hear. Thanks Cal.

Kathleen R (138)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:21 pm
read & noted

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:46 pm
Thnak you for this excellent news!

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:13 pm
ty for the article

Patricia H. (440)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:28 pm

Bill Eagle (41)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:31 pm
No mowing either.

David C (133)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:37 pm
we try to plant natives......for the butterflies and bees.....

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:58 pm
Sounds great, thanks !!!

Gloria p (304)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:10 pm
Having herd about these things before you know what the "city council" wins sometimes so I wouldn't get all crazy before I got upbeat!

John B (185)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:10 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Rebecca Kessler. Good news indeed. Read and noted.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:21 pm

Sheryl G (363)
Friday December 21, 2012, 6:23 pm
This is so important that it happens. There has been a lot of stupid things done to our planet.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday December 21, 2012, 6:59 pm
It's very easy to do outside city limits!:)

Gloria p (304)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:17 pm
Shared, I have no yard!

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:16 pm
Yay for native plants!

P A (117)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:25 am
Good for them!

Karen R (87)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:49 am
nice! I'd much rather have wild flowers than a lawn

Sonny H (5)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:46 am
Good news.

Gvapo T (22)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:22 am
thanks for the good article and positive news ;)

Magdika Cecilia Perez (131)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:48 pm

Melania Padilla (122)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:34 pm

KJ Cummings (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:54 am
Award-winning Garden Threatened

2004 Mayor Daley's 1st place "Most Naturalized City Garden."
2012 received ticket by city inspector and fined by Administrative Law Judge's lack of knowledge costing $640.
They don't know the difference between a weed and milkweed.
Seems happening throughout city. City has rebate money available for buying native plants and trees.
Ticketing has to stop now.
Need ideas how to educate them.

Ro H (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:19 am
good news
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