by Nicole Wines
One of the simplest but most effective ways you can contribute to a healthy, regenerative ecosystem, even if you live in the city or suburbs is to plant a seed…or plant many seeds. The more seeds the better. Make seed balls and seed bombs, plant container gardens, plant wildflowers in empty lots and any stretch of earth you can find. How does this help the environment? Plants, native wildflowers especially, help to contribute to the biodiversity of any ecosystem. They attract beneficial pollinators, from bees to butterflies to birds to bats. They help sequester carbon and filter air. They hold the soil in place. They clean the soil and help promote diverse microorganisms in the soil. It’s a win, any way you look at it. The greater the diversity, the stronger the ecosystem can grow, and eventually begin to balance out again.