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Gardening Series, Part 19
Garden Wildlife

Update: May 2019

The Gardening Series


The next time you need a good reason to pause the busy activity of spring, we have a suggestion. Read an eye-opening, perspective-changing chapter in your Perelandra Garden Workbook.

These last few years, the increased rains and warmer-than-ever days have resulted in an explosion of insects. Changes in climate, extreme weather, fires, earthquakes, flooding and tornadoes don't only affect human day-to-day life and activity. Wildlife is also forced to adjust. So what's a co-creative gardener to do? Or anyone who knows a barrage of pesticides are not the answer to this bigger problem, who deeply wants to work with nature, but also struggles when insects or wildlife invade their home or eat their well-tended garden? Complaints, confusion and panic about wildlife in the garden (and in the home) are one of the biggest reasons for calls to Perelandra. People want to know how to "get rid of" the animals and insects that are bothering them or interfering with the balance (and sometimes idea of "perfection") they wish to achieve.

What to do begins with changing how we see and understand the "invasion." A new understanding is critical if we are to change the way we interact with wildlife and solve the environmental problems we face in our garden, home, apartment, aquarium, animal shelter, office, business complex or classroom.

rabbit eating

So this chapter is for everyone, gardener or not. It is such an important thing to understand — how to include wildlife in your garden. Yes, include. Contrary to popular belief, plants and soil alone will not a balanced garden make. (Don't worry, if your garden is indoors, or it's your office or classroom, we aren't suggesting you invite rabbits, turtles and wasps inside!)

Find a quiet, dry and comfortable chair and get ready for a life changing read. We promise you won't look at insects or that rabbit eating your lettuce bed the same way, ever again.

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Gut Gardeners
and 2.0 Gardeners

Starting on page 209 of your Garden Workbook, read Chapter 12, "The Garden's Wildlife."

When you finish, you will have a whole new appreciation for the furred, many legged and winged creatures in your garden and a better understanding of your role in maintaining their balance.


If you're not a gardener and still find yourself intrigued, or if a friend forwarded this message to you and you'd like to learn more, you can get the ebook version of The Perelandra Garden Workbook. There is much in this book that non-gardeners who care about our environment will find eye-opening and helpful.

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