8 actions to promote biodiversity

8 actions to promote biodiversity

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Preserving biodiversity is a major ecological issue that concerns us all. But did you know that you could easily participate in this collective effort while having fun? To create biodiversity reservoirs that will allow a multitude of species to flourish, all you need is a simple window sill or a small corner of greenery and VE-GE-TA-LI-SER! With a little common sense, you will be able to create an oasis of greenery that will promote your well-being ... and that of the planet. The proof with these 8 simple ideas.

In town, I create reservoirs of biodiversity everywhere!

Threatened by urbanization and intensive agriculture, many varieties of insects risk disappearing, with very worrying consequences. To offer them shelters, all you need is a simple planter on a window sill or a terrace. So treat yourself and plant wherever you can: on the balcony, in the courtyard of the building, in the courtyard of your children's school… you can even sow seeds in the street! All of these initiatives end up creating an ecological network that will really make a difference.

Even a very small area can accommodate very many varieties of plants.

I take care of the bees

Have you heard of the threat to bees but don't know how to act? So go to the garden center and start growing honey plants such as lavender, rosemary, thyme, sage, borage, raspberries… All these varieties are just waiting to grow on your windows or balcony, and they provide bees with the pollen they need. In the city, the bees flourish and produce honey without any trace of pollution. In the countryside, it is almost even more urgent to act because bees are struggling to find enough different varieties.

Bees are threatened by a collapse syndrome, it is urgent to protect them.

I replace chemicals with natural treatments

In 2019, phytosanitary products will all be banned for sale for individuals. So do not wait to start good gardening habits now by replacing all fertilizers and chemical treatments with natural methods, which often prove to be just as effective. Learn how to prevent rather than cure, get help from auxiliary insects, plant repellents, systematically cover the soil and choose natural fertilizers (compost or green manures) and treatments that are safe for flora and fauna, such as Bordeaux porridge, natural lime or comfrey juice.

By attracting them, the nasturtiums protect the rest of the garden from aphids.

I stop mowing and pulling the "weeds"

Good news ! You will be able to limit the chores of mowing and removing unwanted weeds. It is not a question of letting your small corner of greenery transform into jungle, but of respecting the ecosystems which are on and under the ground. By letting the micro-organisms do their work, you will quickly find that they will do you well. In the countryside, prune only between November and February.

At the foot of an old wall, unwanted grasses provide shelter for many varieties.

I install nest boxes and insect shelters

Even if you are not a big fan of small animals, know that they are your best allies to fight against pests and fertilize flowers. In addition, they are absolutely not likely to disturb you, you will hardly see them. So pamper them by installing insect hotels or by leaving part of your corner of greenery. Also install pretty nest boxes to encourage birds to come and nest in your home.

These insect hotels do not take up space and provide a decorative touch to any balcony.

In the countryside, I create a water point in my garden

In a garden, the presence of water has many benefits and brings a very appreciable feeling of serenity. But above all, the ponds and other water points attract dragonflies and a whole series of living beings that are currently in decline due to intensive urbanization. What if you adopted a colony of frogs?

Watch the dragonfly dance while protecting biodiversity, long live the water in the garden!

I create "super-reservoirs" of biodiversity

In town as in the countryside, you can continue your efforts by creating areas where biodiversity will quickly concentrate to the maximum. In urban areas, opt for green walls, green roofs or vegetable gardens on the terrace. In a natural environment, plant hedges, which host a very varied flora and fauna, and sow flower meadows, as beautiful as ecological.

Beautiful and ecological, the flowering meadows have it all!

I favor rare and old varieties

To preserve the wonderful diversity of nature, you also have to know how to admire and enjoy it. Adopt rare species, grow unusual vegetables, plant exceptional trees and don't hesitate to share your crops, cuttings and seeds with your neighbors.

Grow old vegetables like pastries.


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