Starting a native garden is a great step toward better household sustainability practices, but it also has a lot of other benefits including:
- Supporting local habitats of native animal and plant species
- Strengthening ecosystems crucial to pollinators like honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
- Reducing utility bills for watering
- Eliminating toxic runoff from the pesticides and fertilizers necessary for an exotic plant garden
Danny also noted that for those who haven’t explored much with gardening, a native garden is a great way to get started. Resources for converting your garden are plenty on the web, but if you’re interested in taking a virtual tour to get some inspiration first, you can sign up to get a personal look at Danny and Eugene’s personal Castro Valley Eden.
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