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One Bite at a Time, Part 21
Garden Wildlife


We're ending another weekend of non-stop rain here. Rivers are flooding and some folks around us are losing electricity. There is extreme weather across the country right now. We hope, as we sit safely writing this, that you, your family and your home are also safe and sound.

Days like this give us a good reason to stop the busy activity of spring, stay inside and read. If you too, are ready for a good read, we have the perfect garden activity for you. Get ready to read an eye-opening, perspective-changing chapter in your Perelandra Garden Workbook.

In our area, this unusual stretch of rainy days has created an explosion of insects. 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. 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 new environmental problems we face in our garden, home, apartment, aquarium, animal shelter, office, business complex or classroom.

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 will not be 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 for just $9.60. There's much in this book that non-gardeners who care about our environment will find eye-opening and helpful.

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