Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope are best selling essential reading for anyone interested in organic gardening and curious about the importance of native vs. invasive plants. The author, Dr. Douglas Tallamy, has become a leading advocate for native plants, and now his advocacy is turning into widespread action. McCoy Horticultural is proud to announce that we have officially partnered with a new movement called Homegrown National Park, a “grassroots call-to-action to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks.”
Tallamy and Michelle Alfandari have teamed up to employ an idea pitched in Bringing Nature Home where Tallamy highlights the 40 million acres of maintained green lawns in America that give back little to nothing to local ecologies, and proposes a plan to convert half of that lawn space (20 million acres) into environmentally beneficial native plant gardens. This country-wide network is called “Homegrown National Park.”
On their website, each participant is encouraged to ‘get on the map’ by logging their native garden on a map of the country where we’ll all be able to witness our progress.
We the people have the power to make a substantial environmental impact completely on our own. As huge fans of Tallamy’s work and fellow native plant advocates, McCoy Horticultural are very pleased to announce our partnership with Homegrown National Park.
To learn more about Homegrown National Park, visit their website here.
To learn more about McCoy Horticultural’s native planting services, click here.
For a study led by Tallamy on why native plants are so important, click here.