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Ecosystem Gardening 4 wildlife: Creating welcoming habitats for wildlife in our gardens
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National Wildlife Federation Teams up With Scotts Miracle Gro?

National Wildlife Federation Teams up With Scotts Miracle Gro? | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
National Wildlife Federation partnership with Scotts Miracle Gro attempt to greenwash the tarnished environmental image of chemical company...
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clay and limestone: Plant More Natives In 2012

clay and limestone: Plant More Natives In 2012 | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

I plant natives because they provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. But, not just any old native plant makes the Clay and Limestone cut. They also have to be tough, attractive and make me smile.

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David Mizejewski Defends National Wildlife Federation Partnership with Scotts Miracle Gro

David Mizejewski Defends National Wildlife Federation Partnership with Scotts Miracle Gro | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation defends the decision to partner with Scotts Miracle Gro...
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NWF and Scotts Miracle Gro - Just Say NO!

NWF and Scotts Miracle Gro - Just Say NO! | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

This week the National Wildlife Federation and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced a new partnership in this press release. This will never be a match made in heaven, but a disaster for our wildlife and our environment. Please join in the protest of this new partnership by adding your comments to one of the following places

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OsceolaFlGardenBlahBlahBlog: Wildlife Charity Contributions -–Act Local

OsceolaFlGardenBlahBlahBlog: Wildlife Charity Contributions -–Act Local | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

I was quite surprised to read a press release from National Wildlife Federation (NWF) announcing their partnership with ScottsMiracle-Gro. NWF is a popular national nonprofit. I have major concerns about an alliance that pairs up an organization that advocates protection of wildlife with a company that makes chemicals, some of which are designed to kill food sources of wildlife. And, since last I checked, runoff from fertilizers was one of the major sources of water quality issues in Florida. Scotts' products include fertilizers.

 

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As Wildlife Federation Defends Its Greed, Scotts Continues to Assault Our Sensibilities | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog

As Wildlife Federation Defends Its Greed, Scotts Continues to Assault Our Sensibilities | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

Did any of you catch the beleaguered CEO of the National Wildlife Federation defiantly attempt to justify his recent deal with Scotts Miracle Gro that we reported on earlier today? Looking more like a man who will probably be forced to resign soon than someone we ought to trust with our important environmental decisions, Larry Schweiger declared, “I will not apologize for working with Scotts.”

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Miracle Gro Deal with Wildlife Federation Outrages Environmental Community | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog

Miracle Gro Deal with Wildlife Federation Outrages Environmental Community | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

Now Scotts Miracle Go is at it again. In the past two days word has come down that the world’s largest purveyor of lawn chemical poisons has bought its way into the National Wildlife Federation’s heart. This is the non-profit organization that is supposed to be protecting our wildlife and promoting a healthy lifestyle, yet NWF is now grabbing fistfuls of cash from the very company that makes heading outdoors unhealthy for our kids.

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National Wildlife Federation and Scotts Miracle Gro: Perfect Together?

National Wildlife Federation and Scotts Miracle Gro: Perfect Together? | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Why is the National Wildlife Federation partnering with the chemical company Scotts Miracle Gro?
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Thanks for today.: Backyard Birds--We've Got 'Em Here!

Thanks for today.: Backyard Birds--We've Got 'Em Here! | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

Every year we look forward to an influx of colorful birds in our yard. The numbers generally pick up in January, and usually coincide with colder temperatures. 

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Enticing Predators to Patrol Your Garden - National Wildlife Federation

Enticing Predators to Patrol Your Garden - National Wildlife Federation | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Winter is a good time to begin planning which native flowering plants and herbs to cultivate in your yard this spring to create a haven for beneficial insects...
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Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly: Chelone glabra, Turtlehead host plant

Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly: Chelone glabra, Turtlehead host plant | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly is dependent on Chelone glabra, Turtlehead, as a host plant on which to lay its eggs...
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Wildlife Garden Visitor – Mourning Cloak

Wildlife Garden Visitor – Mourning Cloak | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Manage your wildlife habitat for the survival of the wildlife you've attracted. Mourning Cloaks need leaf litter, brush piles, and hollow trees for their survival.
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Killer in Our Midst…The Assassin Bug - Beautiful Wildlife Garden

Killer in Our Midst…The Assassin Bug - Beautiful Wildlife Garden | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Assassin Bugs are predatory insects that are good for the garden and apparently unafraid.
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Birdscaping Your Wildlife Garden in 7 Easy Steps

Birdscaping Your Wildlife Garden in 7 Easy Steps | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Birdscaping is arranging your landscape to create welcoming habitats for birds and providing for the basic needs of birds in your wildlife garden.
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Amidst Wildlife Federation Firestorm, Scotts Miracle Gro Fined $4.5 Million for Toxic Bird Seed, Falsifying Records | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog

Amidst Wildlife Federation Firestorm, Scotts Miracle Gro Fined $4.5 Million for Toxic Bird Seed, Falsifying Records | Safelawns Daily Post and Q&A Blog | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

On the same week Scotts Miracle Gro tried to buy an image upgrade by sponsoring the National Wildlife Federation, word has come out of a federal court that the company will pay millions of dollars in fines for selling bird seed it knew was tainted with pesticides toxic to birds.

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What Were They Thinking? | You Grow Girl.

What Were They Thinking? | You Grow Girl. | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

Yesterday, I learned that the National Wildlife Federation has aligned with Scotts, the company responsible for manufacturing several garden and agricultural toxins, including Miracle Gro and Roundup. Those of you who are familiar with this beloved environmental protection group will likely have the same reaction that I did. How? How can they champion for the environment with a massive environmental polluter as a beneficiary?

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NWF and Scotts: We've seen this story before

NWF and Scotts: We've seen this story before | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Will the NWF/Scotts partnership be productive, or end in tragedy?
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T h e | D e e p | M i d d l e: NWF in Garden Bed with Scotts

T h e | D e e p | M i d d l e: NWF in Garden Bed with Scotts | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

I'm sure most of you have heard that the National Wildlife Federation, promoters of the backyard habitat certification program, have partnered with Scotts of Miracle Gro and fertilizer and insecticide fame. Two programs are key: increasing wild songbirds (by buying Scotts birdseed) and getting kids back out into nature (where they can absorb all kinds of Scotts products). I apologize for my snark. Go read Tallamy's Bringing Nature Home, and Louv's Last Child in the Woods. That's all you need to light a fire under you.

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National Wildlife Federation & Scotts Miracle-Gro: WWRRD

National Wildlife Federation & Scotts Miracle-Gro: WWRRD | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest mysteries in the garden world this week is why on earth did the National Wildlife Federation get into bed with Scotts Miracle-Gro?

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WoodSong Nature Photography - Vision Quest - Web Journal - Seriously?

WoodSong Nature Photography - Vision Quest - Web Journal - Seriously? | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

We take our commitment to keep our property safe quite seriously. Apparently NWF does not. They've teamed up with Scotts, a division of Monsanto and makers of Miracle Grow and many other products. Poisonous products. Toxic products. Products that I would not touch with a ten foot pole. Products with names like 'Weed B Gone' -' Bug B Gone'

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Should the Sign Come Down?

Should the Sign Come Down? | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

Sometimes organizations make decisions that are simply too far out there to understand. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) just made one of those decisions. The NWF has decided to partner with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.

 

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Habitat Planters – A Recipe for Attracting Beneficial Insects

Habitat Planters – A Recipe for Attracting Beneficial Insects | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Attracting beneficial insects, or 'good bugs' to your garden is easy once you know which plants to use to attract them. Here's a list of six to use.
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The Planting Pyramid Turned Upside Down

The Planting Pyramid Turned Upside Down | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it

Less than 5 percent of the whole enchilada of our planted landscapes are locally native plants, which offer the most benefit for wildlife.
So what if we turned this pyramid upside down in our gardens? If we were to work to increase the amount of space occupied by locally native, indigenous plants, and decrease the area covered by lawn and exotic plants, we would be doing a great service to the other species that share our world.

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Creating a Bird-Friendly Yard with Native Plants

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
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Wildlife Garden Trends

Wildlife Garden Trends | Wildlife Garden | Scoop.it
Wildlife garden trends include energy-wise landscape design, pollinator protection, finding native alternatives to invasive plants, and more.
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