The Beauty of Borders

No, not the bookstore – the edges around farm fields. Organic and sustainable farmers have long known the value of hedgerows around fields – they allow habitat for wildlife, improve water quality, and offer homes for pollinators. Recent food safety scares have caused some places to blame hedgerows, but we think that’s like blaming the rooster for sunrise. Food safety comes with fewer toxins, better inspections, and cleaning up the meat supply. (FYI: I don’t eat meat myself, and you might not either if you knew about the cruelty and filth involved). Anyway, we congratulate the Wild Farm Alliance for encouraging border planting on farms.

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