Last week, we asked if you're more interested in having landscaping services done for you (DFY), or if you're motivated to steward your own land (DIY). If you missed it, you can hit reply to this email and let us know! We read every reply =)
We learned that many people in our community really want to practice EarthCare with their own hands. They're just not sure where to start, and want more guidance on everything from planting (what/when/where) to managing invasives, mitigating erosion or water runoff problems, and more.
Whether you own land, care for land where you live, or want to care for any piece of land you have a relationship with, you are already a land steward. You have the best opportunity to learn how to care for it well, because you're present, observing + interacting, and listening to what it needs. And we know you need some help and support.
Wouldn't it be so empowering to have a custom, detailed guidebook designed specifically for your land?
We say yes! And we have an idea for how to help.
Build-Your-Own EarthCare Manual program.
This program is designed to guide a small group of stewards through a full year of skills, knowledge and empowerment to care for your own land, through:
• Seasonal topics
• Group discussions
• Monthly Q+A
• Resource library
• Community forum
• Worksheets and feedback
• Skills, knowledge and empowerment to care for your own land
You will be able to use and adapt your EarthCare Manual as you grow in relationship with your land for many years to come. It will serve as your go-to guide, whether you're caring for the land yourself or hiring landscaping support.
As we continue to develop this new offer, we'll be asking for your feedback, and we want to hear from you!
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Are you interested in building your own EarthCare Manual with guidance + support?
Thank you for being on this journey with us, . We can't wait to see what we can do together for pollinators, wildlife, and the places we call home.
In the meantime, we're sharing a blog we wrote earlier this year, all about habitat. Why should we care about building habitat, and how does it benefit us as well? Jump into the blog below to learn more.
In community + resilience,
Building Habitat for Wildlife: What's in it for us?
In this post, we explore who the pollinators are, why we care so much about them, and why we should do our part to support and welcome them in our landscapes. The Earth is constantly giving freely - let's give back 💚
Inside: The Ecosystem Services Wheel, How to Build Habitat Bundles, Certified Habitat Checklist
This article from the Natural Resources Conservation Service provides in-depth info about how to plan your landscape to attract birds, bees, butterflies, bats and other wildlife. Bird-friendly plant list included!
Lessons from Bug Lovers
The Xerces Society shared this webinar to help gardeners learn from the successes and challenges of their conservation biologists. This talk will leave you feeling empowered to take well-informed action for pollinators.
How To Get On The Map
Doug Tallamy's Homegrown National Park initiative encourages us to value the small, marginal spaces where we can grow native plant habitats and create essential wildlife corridors. Every space matters! Learn how in 5 minutes.