August 12, 2023
HNP in the News: You're Lighting Us Up!
June 20, 2023
Executive Director Announcement
May 22, 2023
Biodiversity Day by Doug Tallamy
Designing A Small Meadow Garden With Commonly-Available Native Plants with Benjamin Vogt
January 31, 2023
4 Universal Landscape Goals
January 5, 2023
Why Ecoregions? And More Exciting News for the New Year!
October 12, 2022
Container Gardening with Keystones, Every Square Foot of Native Plants Count!
AUGUST 10, 2022
Join the Grassroots Solution to the Biodiversity Crisis!
JULY 25, 2022
Monarch Butterfly Listed as Endangered
JULY 1, 2022
New Article about Lawns by Margaret Roach in The New York Times
JUNE 1, 2022
Who Lights Us Up?
MAY 22, 2022
FEBRUARY 14, 2022 E-NEWS
Happy Valentine’s Day!
DECEMBER 30, 2021 E-NEWS
Lovejoy and Wilson have spoken; now it's time to act
DECEMBER 15, 2021 E-NEWS
Announcing a downloadable & customizable brochure about the biodiversity crisis
20 for 20 CAMPAIGN
Call to action for turning the biodiversity crisis into a thriving ecosystem
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 NEWSLETTER
When Landscape Artists Take the Lead; Hastings Pollinator Pathway; Newport News Extension Master Gardeners
JUNE 23, 2021 NEWSLETTER
Muscatine Pollinator Project; Prairie Strips; A Formal Native Garden
MARCH 30, 2021 NEWSLETTER
Doug’s new book - The Nature of Oaks; Native Planting in Big Cities
FEBRUARY 23, 2021 NEWSLETTER
Get on the Map; Yard Signs Available
MESSAGES FROM DOUG
Thanks to RLEP’s [Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection] efforts we can offer everyone the share-worthy, downloadable & customizable brochure about the biodiversity crisis, HNP and what each of us can do to “get started” and get ON THE MAP!
We are thrilled that we have so many entries on the Homegrown National Park® MAP representing acres and acres of land planted native!!
Big THANK YOU to all you early-adopters for taking the initiative to GET ON THE MAP!, for being ‘influencers’, for supporting the HNP call-to-action, for expressing your enthusiasm and encouraging others to get on the MAP. YOU cannot know how much your action and comments mean to Doug and me. We THANK YOU so much! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Does the following sound familiar? You go to the garden center to pick up some plants for your garden. The plant with big flashy flowers calls to you. You put it in your cart. Then you discover that it comes in several different colors! You put one of each color in your cart. You take them home to plant not really knowing where they will go…but you loved them and will find a place for them somewhere.Read More
New York City is essentially a giant ecologic scar with hard, impermeable surfaces stretching out over hundreds of square miles. Natural green spaces are relegated to a few places here and there, and trees poking out of sidewalks struggle to survive. Can an Idea like Homegrown National Park™ even work in a place where habitat fragmentation is so extreme?Read More
Plant selection is more than just gardening; it’s restoration. Over the course of a few centuries, we have changed the topography and soil chemistry of every corner of this country through agriculture, industry, and urban development. We have altered the places where native species were once able to establish themselves successfully, and our local ecosystems have suffered as a result.Read More
Coneflower, Milkweed, and Beebalm make up almost 30% of the native plant market. You can find them in almost any garden center on the east coast, and we’re sold and told to plant them every year. But if these native plants are so important, durable, and easy to grow, why don’t we see them in the wild? In truth, these types of plants used to dominate the landscape, but after decades and centuries of altered topography and over development, their habitats have all but disappeared. In the sink-or-swim world of natural selection, native plants have fallen into two camps: specialized and generalized communities.Read More
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