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Gardening for Wildlife in the Suburban Landscape

Ewing Green Team and Environmental Commission Presentation on Monday, Feb 25th at 7 pm

Gardening for Wildlife in the Suburban Landscape FlyerAre you "Wild About Ewing?" We hope so. The Ewing Community Wildlife Habitat Project (or Wild About Ewing), a joint effort by the Ewing Green Team and Environmental Commission, extends an invitation, or rather call to action, for your participation in their goal to garden for wildlife in Ewing because, in a world of threatened ecosystems and loss of biodiversity, every garden matters. Join them on Monday, February 25th at 7 pm at the Ewing Branch Library on 61 Scotch Rd. for their presentation on Gardening for Wildlife in the Suburban Landscape.

Why We Need to Bring Nature Home to Our Own Backyards

It is estimated that sixty percent of the world’s wildlife populations have been lost in just over the last forty years! That is the report from the latest Living Planet Report published recently by the World Wildlife Fund. Suburban expansion and industrial agriculture have played significant parts in the loss. Suburban neighborhoods have exchanged healthy native habitats for vast stretches of manicured lawns which contribute little of ecological value. Industrial agriculture also plays a heavy role in unsustainable loss of habitat while also promoting synthetic chemicals and monocropping. We depend upon wildlife for critical ecosystem services and the question arises if we are destroying our planet’ s ability to support our way of life. 

How You Can Help

If you too are alarmed about the extent of this crisis and wonder what you can do to ensure that your children and grandchildren will be able enjoy the natural world as we did, Wild About Ewing encourages you to incorporate more native plants and employ sustainable gardening practices on your property. Each garden should support our native birds, insects, small mammals… by providing the essential life sustaining requirements of food, water, cover and places to raise young.

This program will introduce the National Wildlife Federation's Gardening for Wildlife program and explain how you can protect and preserve vanishing wildlife on your own property. The Ewing Community Wildlife Habitat Project is also working towards certifying Ewing as a Community that is taking action for vanishing wildlife species. Want to learn more? Join them on Monday night.

Event Overview

Date: Monday, February 25

Time: 7 pm

Location: Ewing Branch Library, 61 Scotch Road

Cost: Free and Open to the public