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Gardening Series, Part 19
About Your Garden's Wildlife

Update: July 2021

The Gardening Series

All of the animals, insects and microbes that are part of your home environment's biosphere.


In this weekend leading up to the first of the month, and the EoP Biodiversity Process on Sunday, August 1, we have a suggestion. Read an eye-opening, perspective-changing and maybe even life-altering chapter in The Perelandra Garden Workbook. Or re-read it and discover something new. We always do!

Changes in climate, extreme weather, fires, volcano eruptions and hurricanes don't only affect human day-to-day life and activity. Wildlife is also forced to adjust, and struggle to survive.

So what is 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 perceive the "invasion." A bold, 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 what we're sharing here 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 moment this weekend 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.

pg 209

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.


robin worm

Important for Everyone

Insights from nature for about insects and wildlife can be found on pp. 238-240 ("Pan on Insects and Communication" and pp. 242-243 ("Nature on Earthworms and Robins").

Perelandra Garden Workbook

If you're not a gardener and find yourself intrigued, or if a friend forwarded this message to you and you would like to learn more, you can get the ebook version of The Perelandra Garden Workbook. Or purchase your very own Garden Workbook in a handy 3-ring binder or economical (and still beautiful) softcover second edition.

There is much in this book that non-gardeners who care about our environment will find surprising and helpful.

Essence of Perelandra EoP

A Purchasing Tip

If you would like to begin doing the EoP Biodiversity Process or share it with a friend and you're also watching your wallet — ask for "damaged label stock." We can be persnickity about our label quality. If a label isn't up-to-snuff, the bottle is set aside and available on request for 20% off. To make the request, place your order as usual, then scroll down and add a note to let us know you'd like discounted damaged labels if available.

If you feel overwhelmed, get stuck or have questions about these instructions, call our Question Hot Line. We enjoy helping you through blocks, and keeping the steps manageable and simple.

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