Just a small update coming your way! Things have been moving along pretty slowly in my neck of the woods. Spring in Iowa is WET AND COLD. But we complain all winter about the weather, so I'll keep my mouth shut now that it's above freezing. Today, a beautiful, sunny, 70 degree Saturday, seemed like … Continue reading Update: Meadow Restored is One Month Old + We’re Ready to Transplant!
With spring in full force across most of the Northern Hemisphere, many of you may be getting close to buying your seeds. You've decided on an area you wish to restore, you've promised to steer clear of invasive species, and you're excited to discuss your project with your nosy neighbors. But before you head over … Continue reading Talk Dirt to Me
I am pleased to announce The Global Meadow Movement, a worldwide rewilding project aiming to combat pollinator habitat loss and restore essential ecosystems. At Climate Offensive, we've seen positive reactions to this blog, and we see no reason not to expand it into a global movement while the seasons are still transitioning. This project started … Continue reading Update: Announcing The Global Meadow Movement + Some Before Pictures!
I proposed the landscaping blueprints, crudely executed as they were, to my parents this evening, and both are on board with the idea of expanding the project into the actual lawn, instead of just converting the flower bed. Since this is their property, and they'll be the ones tasked with maintaining the meadow once it's … Continue reading Update: Formulating a Game Plan + Some Exciting News!
Rewilding? Naturescaping? Whatever we call it, it's impactful, and I'm about to tell you why. Maybe by the end of this post, we'll have come to an agreement on just what word we should add to our vocabulary in regards to this project. First off, I think we can all agree that suburban expansion has … Continue reading The Impacts of Rewilding
Welcome to Meadow Restored! This is the first of many posts detailing my plan to transform a large flower bed located in a small town in Iowa. Bitter cold, painted in dull, muddy March tones, Iowa. It's the first of many projects, but it's a feat nonetheless. Join me as I explore the costs, the … Continue reading Let the Journey Begin!