Before farms, factories, and civilization foraging, or the gathering of food from the wild, was the main way to sustain our basic needs. About 12,000 years ago we entered the Neolithic Revolution, or the Agricultural Revolution. Hunter-gatherers went from roaming around to settling in one area. The circumstance behind the transition is hypothesized a few … Read more
Matt is one of the founding members of Restore Our Roots (ROR) and is an active core member involved in project planning and overseeing the recently growing finances of the organization. Although both his professional and private life currently revolve around the environment and being outside, his love and interest for nature was very limited … Read more
If you are a resident of Downingtown or regularly visit its local parks, specifically Kerr and Kardon, you may have witnessed a man in a gardening hat and sunglasses diligently cutting away “pesky invasive plants” during his spare time. Meet Rick Webb, a man who loves gardening so much that he has gained a cult … Read more
Can you imagine a better way of celebrating the first day of Spring? We sure can’t!! Members of Restore Our Roots and volunteers came out to plant native trees and shrubs along the stream in Kerr Park. This was our phase 3 and 4 planting, that stretches between the yellow bridge and the stone bridge. … Read more
For this month’s plant highlight, I would like to introduce you to one of the tree species Restore Our Roots (ROR) added to Kerr Park during this Spring’s planting along the waterway, the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. canadensis). This is a dominant small tree that covers most of the Eastern seaboard and has two … Read more
Here’s the short and sweet on the benefits to planting natives!
There are many online lists showcasing a variety of native plants that can fulfill the roles of landscape beauty and wildlife provision in the winter. Today you will be introduced to two different species from three different plant categories: shrubs, perennials/grasses, and groundcovers.