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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 )

Cal
- 639 days ago - e360.yale.edu
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 (491)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:50 am
Please keep up the good work. Thank you.
 

John S. (304)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:07 am
Probably a lot easier to maintain.
 

pam w. (191)
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. (152)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:44 am
Good news.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
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. (468)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:28 pm
noted
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:31 pm
No mowing either.
 

Dave C. (214)
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 picchetti (290)
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. (215)
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
thanks
 

Dandelion G. (382)
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 (232)
Friday December 21, 2012, 6:59 pm
It's very easy to do outside city limits!:)
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:17 pm
Shared, I have no yard!
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:16 pm
Yay for native plants!
 

Pat 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 Honrado (6)
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
wonderful!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:34 pm
Thanks!
 

Kathy 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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