Organic farms, treated as isolated enclaves, cannot maintain the rich biodiversity necessary for a healthy farm, any more than an isolated wilderness can preserve the biodiversity of a healthy ecosystem. If we hope to create an agriculture that ensures the land’s capacity for self-renewal, or a wilderness that perpetuates the native biodiversity of a region, then humans who possess an ecological consciousness need to be part of the landscape. Fred Kirschenmann
I'm interested in any thoughts surrounding this. how can we not only plant for pollinators and create habitat sites within our respective pieces of turf, but connect to the broader ecosystem? is this possible? is it too late? who is doing it successfully, and how?
You can tell by the amount of native wildlife that is in the area. If there are plenty of deer, turkeys, raccoons, possums, turtles, etc., then the ecological system to support them is still there. I know that I am connected to the wild ecosystem, given all the critters that pop up in my garden.