Garden Responsibly

By Renee Lindstrom

Sunflower – Renee’s Oakland Garden

Create gardens that invite bees, butterfly’s and other helpful insects.  Learn to grow without harmful pesticides and fertilizers!

Build relationships with pollinators by:

  • Use Beeswax candles and create your own soothing skin products with it!
  •  Create homes for Mason Bee’s or start your own Bee trays. Become an Urban  Beekeeper!

Pollinator Hotel

Get your own Pollinator House

  • Put out dishes of water or hot and dry days!
  • Native  Bee loving Plant flowers in Canada

If you plant a Bee friendly garden, you will also attract other beautiful fliers such as humming birds and butterfly’s that will enhance your experience.  

Natural Pest Control

  • Learn what plants insects do not like to be around and companion plant.
  • Introduce healthy insects that will clear out the unwanted ones.
  • Create healthy plants that so they are not susceptible to insect attacks.

Edible Weeds

  • Learn about edible weeds rather than destroy them with chemicals
  • Explore natural methods of weed control
  • Research invasive flower and plants species that become weeds later

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