Neighborhood Greening

Dedicated to Community Environmental Education and Stewardship

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Harnessing the spirit of residents, schools, places of worship, organizations, and businesses to create a greener community.

Featured Articles from The Butterfly Effect Journal

Consider the Consequences of Your Purchases at the Garden Center this Spring.

Next time you visit your favorite garden center, you may want to contemplate some of these purchases: (more…)

Start Seeing Buckthorn

Wanted: Ecosystem Outlaw

Don’t be fooled by this outlaw! With buckthorn’s ability to quickly grow into dense, thorny, thicket-forming hedges, you may love how it keeps your neighbors from seeing you with your hair sticking straight up while taking the dog out to the backyard first thing in the morning, but, this is one clever con artist. Banned from garden centers in the 1930s, buckthorn long ago escaped from our urban and suburban landscapes and is now taking over and degrading our woods, parks, yards, and roadsides. (more…)

The Living World Beneath Your Feet

Did you know that dirt is dead soil? Dirt is “parent” material: rocks, minerals, silt, clay. Soil is dirt formed by innumerable living micro-organisms, organic matter, and abiotic factors such as wind and water. Soil is a complex, living, breathing ecosystem. (more…)

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