What will happen if the bees disappear?

March 5, 2015

Marla SpivakIn an article posted on CNN's website, Marla Spivak wrote that it's time for all of us to act. Anyone who cares about the health of the planet, for now and for generations to come, needs to answer this wake-up call.

What can you do? The good news is that each of our individual actions, even small, can lead to positive, perhaps even large-scale, change.

We must all help diversify our farms and urban landscapes by planting flowers along crop borders, in land unprofitable for crop production, along roadsides, power line corridors and in city lawns.

What should you plant?

Go for native flowering plants from your region. Or plant clover, alfalfa or other flowering cover crops that replenish soil nutrients and prevent erosion. And then grab a chair and a sun hat and watch the bees pollinate your garden and farm, rewarding you and the world with healthy food and beautiful flowers. Read the full article.