As humans, we’re drawn to places that soothe, that enrich, that sustain. For most, nature fits this bill and provides an escape from the daily grind.
As our communities continue to be developed, we’re losing our natural areas. What once were vegetated spaces are now full of impervious surfaces like parking lots, roadways, driveways, and rooftops. And they’re surrounded by swaths of chemically-laden lawns and ‘go-to’ non-native — sometimes invasive — ornamental plants that need lots of water and a lot of maintenance.