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downed street tree, Vancouver, Canada

Why Planting More Street Trees Isn’t the Answer to Climate Change

Recently I came across a study that confirms it, our street trees live fast and die young. The research shows, that urban trees (in comparison…

Botanical Curiozine Sunflower snippet

A Fun & Fascinating Sneaky Peak at, Botanical Curiozine – Sunflower

We’ve written and designed a fun ebook! And we’ve decided to share a few select pages, so that you can see what we’ve been up…

tiny wasp on blanket flower

Weeds & Pests in the Garden: A New Perspective

It’s always good to take a step back and see the world from a different point of view. So why not put aside cultural perceptions…