Saving Species Starts at Home
Green Team Urbana is now an official "Friend" of Homegrown
National Park, the largest cooperative conservation project
ever conceived or attempted.
As gardeners who have experienced the wonder of bringing forth life with something as simple as native plants, entomologist Doug Tallamy's plea resonated with us. His call to action to add native plants to private property inspired us to start Green Team Urbana in 2020.
Conserving plants, insects and other lifeforms in between, should not just be the purview of our public parks. With over 80% of the US in private hands, we - as homeowners, businesses, and communities - have the power to change the future.
"We are at a critical point of losing so many species from local ecosystems that their ability to produce the oxygen, clean water, flood control, pollination, pest control, carbon storage, etc, that is, the ecosystem services that sustain us, will become seriously compromised," says Tallamy.
HNP's initial goal is 20 million acres of native plantings in the U.S., which represents approximately ½ of the green lawns of privately-owned properties.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO JOIN THE EFFORT?