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Episode 37: Julia Field Part 1: Restoring Native Plants In A Dry Climate

Released Wednesday, 27th January 2021
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If you’ve been listening to this podcast, you know I’ve been looking at the work of Dr Doug Tallamy. Dr Tallamy is an entomologist who has become alarmed at the loss of biodiversity. He’s launched in his words “a grassroots call to action to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks.”

Dr Tallamy isn’t looking at public lands. Instead he is calling on private land owners to join what he calls “the largest cooperative conservation project ever conceived or attempted. The goal is 20 million acres of native plantings in the U.S.” 

Sound impossible? What I’ve learned from the horses is major change begins with small foundation steps. So what are the land management steps we could all be taking? That’s what I want to explore. In the coming weeks I’m going to visit with friends from around the planet who are making changes to the land under their care. Dr Tallamy is the expert. You can go to homegrownnationalparks.com to learn more about his work.

In these podcasts I want to share ways in which people are implementing the kinds of changes he is advocating. Our first stop is truly a trip around the planet. We’re headed to Australia.

You’re about to meet Julia Fields. Julia lives near Adelaide on the southern coast of Australia. The climate is characterized by hot, very dry summers. It’s a very different environment from the one in which I live.

Julia has been on her property for about fourteen years. She has had to learn how to deal with high winds, an arid climate, and invasive plant species. She is now well on her way to restoring native plants and animals to her land. A teacher is someone who started before you. I have always loved that definition. Julia has a lot to teach us about restoring native plants in a Mediterranean type climate zone.

Enjoy!

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