Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
Across the nation, lawns cover area eight times the size of New Jersey. And while those lawns are green, they do little to support the local ecosystem. One entomologist says we’ve paved and re-planted and farmed so much of the country that there are no longer enough native plants to support the biodiversity we humans need to survive. We’ll explore the role native plants play in the ecosystem and the reasons to re-introduce them into your yard.
- Doug Tallamy Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware; Author of "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants" (Timber Press, 2007)
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