How productive gardening can help wildlife (and measures large scale producers are taking)

2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. We find out from The Wildlife Gardening Forum how productive gardening can help wildlife – even on a large scale. 

The UK's gardens are a significant habitat, forming a network of green spaces through towns and cities, and there are measures gardeners can take to nurture wildlife on their own a little piece of the natural world. Allotments and smaller field scale systems (such as Community Supported Agriculture schemes) have similar wildlife benefits to gardens but at a larger scale, it can be more difficult. Even in certified organic production where ecological principles are observed, monocultures may still exist on bigger farms. There are, however, an increasing number of larger growers adopting agroecological methods, where the principles of ecology are applied to farming. 

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