The Emergency of Native Planting for Survival

“Native fauna evolves with native flora”

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It’s undeniable that the environment we choose to be in has it’s own ecosystem and relies of it’s natural and native state for it’s own survival. Being in that place, it’s often misunderstood the role of the “Agricultural Dictator” in establishing balance between what to plant, how to plant, when to plant and why to plant. By “Agricultural Dictator” I mean the ones who take that balance and reuse it for food, pasture or landscaping, dictator because it’s role dictates the future of that ecosystem.

The role of what’s native in a place is the basis of survival of said place, hence the names ecosystem and environment. The survival of local fauna depends on the thriving of local flora, and vice-versa. Local flora depends on local pollinators, and pollinators depend on their local environment for survival, as blatant example.

The use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and other influencers on the degradation of the soil, only damage both flora and fauna alike. This seems easy to understand, so why is it so hard to place it in practice?

The number one reasons are capital investment, consumerism needs and product viability. The globalized society has learned to depend and survive on the global market. So it is necessary to go back a little, and focus primarily on regenerating local soil with local flora, so local fauna can thrive and acheive an ecosystem balance, tackling climate change this way, so we can relearn to depend on what is native in our environments.

Soil is the first thing to take into consideration here, it’s degradation produces drought and loss of ecosystems, which brings bigger and more dangerous consequences such as release of the soil’s CO2 into the atmosphere, wildfires due to bad land management, and other issues.

Regenerating damaged soil isn’t that complicated. Here’s a simple and small guide that I’ve posted on Instagram relating this subject: Soil part 1 / Soil part 2

There is an emergency right now on restoring damaged soil and regenerating ecosystems. The dangers of global consumerism have reached catastrophic proportions. If we don’t act locally now, there won’t be a globally to act on in the future.

With love,

Matilde.