Winter Reading List
Head on over to the Prickly Ed's Cactus Patch Blog - Musings from the Cactus Patch - to see our latest post featuring a wintertime reading list curated just for all of you! Here's a couple of our very favorite excerpts from featured books!
“If we humans are capable of turning hundreds of millions of acres of rainforest into depleted grasslands, and extirpating millions of buffalo from the plains, and billions of passenger pigeons from the skies and cod from the North Atlantic, we are also capable of returning natives to our gardens.” from Nature's Best Hope by Doug Tallamy
“Your garden is a protest. It is a place of defiant compassion.
It is a space to help sustain wildlife and ecosystem function while providing an aesthetic response that moves you. For you, beauty isn’t just petal-deep but goes down into the soil, farther down into the aquifer and back up into the air and for miles around on the backs and legs of insects. You don’t have to see microbes in action, birds eating seeds, butterflies laying eggs, ants farming aphids….Your garden is a protest for all the ways in which we deny our life by denying other lives. Plant some natives. Be defiantly compassionate.” from A New Garden Ethic by Benjamin Vogt