Making our gardens and outdoor spaces wildlife havens are one way we can help restore the balance of nature, attracting pollinators and insects back into our gardens and lives. That is good news for everyone and everything!
Modern-day, intensive farming methods have had a devastating impact on nature and have undoubtedly led to the dramatic decline in the world’s pollinators, birds and insects. This loss poses a serious threat to mankind.
Although our staple food crops; like rice, wheat and maize are pollinated by the wind, many of our most favourite fruits and vegetables – from cucumbers to squash and strawberries to grapes need pollinators to survive. The same goes for cocoa, coffee, avocados, apples and almonds, in fact, 85% of plants exist because of bees!
Without pollinators, our vast food halls and supermarkets would be a far cry from where they are today, as over half of the foods they stock would simply vanish from their shelves.
Recognising that everything we do has consequences will help us, not just take responsibility for our lives, but, take positive action so that we can reduce our impact on the world and learn to live in a way that is better for people, place and planet too.