Plant wildflowers in clusters so pollinators can find them easily.

Monarch Habitat Helps ALL Pollinators

The flowers and plants in your garden not only look pretty, they have an important job. As the habitat to many creatures, your garden provides the essential nutrients for survival and reproduction. Adult monarchs like to sip nectar from flowers and liquid from some fruits, but their caterpillars or larvae, require food from the milkweed plant…

5 Ways to Reduce Sciatic Pain

If you've ever experienced sciatic pain, you know how bad it can be, especially if it's chronic. Pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated disc or a lower back condition may cause radiating pain in your back, buttocks, and down your leg. Sleeping, sitting, and standing may all become very uncomfortable, and you may not be…

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What is better than Ecosystem Restoration? Conservation of Prairies

The Midwestern states, also known as the Corn Belt to the U.S., are a prime breeding ground for monarch butterflies during their migration to Mexico. The milkweed plant that grows in this area serves as the only source of food for the caterpillar during the monarch life cycle. Without milkweed, the monarchs can not reproduce and continue their…

What Are the Different Types of Milkweed?

The monarch butterfly population has declined significantly in the last few decades due to the loss of America's grasslands ecosystems, commercial agricultural practices, and conventional gardening. One of the major reasons for the decline is the shortage of milkweed plants, which is its only caterpillar host plant. Here are a few different types of milkweed native to several different states…

Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day with Natural Ways to Manage Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, you might feel hopeless when it comes to finding relief. Many sufferers try different medications only to find they cause a number of side effects, or they don't actually work. Fortunately, there are natural pain relief alternatives that can help. Whether you have chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, or…

Start Your Milkweed Plants Indoors

Due to illegal logging, herbicides, and climate change, the monarch butterfly population continues to decline at a rapid pace. The milkweed is the only host plant to the caterpillar, and without it, the species can't survive. Planting milkweed in your garden is a great way to help, but did you know you could also plant it indoors?…