Ecological processes are better known as Ecosystem Services, and we are putting at risk many of these crucial services through our constant quest for yet another Walmart, Starbucks, and shopping center. Habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation due to human action, as well as the introduction of exotic and invasive species are the number one reasons why our wildlife is in so much trouble.

Healthy ecosystems provide a number or services which are crucial to wildlife, and also to our own health and survival.

We have to remember that the choices we make in our gardens impact our communities, our regions, and the health of our planet.