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John Smithington
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"Gardens for wildlife are immensely valuable, but they are only a partial answer to habitat loss. As I’ve said before, if we ignore the material needs of humans in our urban and suburban landscapes, we’re doomed to continue our voracious consumption of wild land for factory farms and tree plantations. Ecological gardens, using guilds and the other tools described in this book, help our developed land to blossom into nourishing places for both humans and wildlife." (page 275)

This is very true, and its something I always see people who claim to be all for saving natural habitat overlook. They want to plant oak and pine trees allover the place because they look nice and don't attract nasty bugs which might bite you if you get too close, something an apple or pear tree might do. This is why I'm so into permaculture - its all about creating a rich environment that provides for everything that is apart of it in a synergistic way, which includes humans.

On a seperate note, I'm very glad I decided to read this book. Thanks for reccomending it guys!
 
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