Today’s NYT has a fabulous opinion piece on Garden Club of America’s Partnes4Plants program and Weed Wrangle.
This partnership of Weed Wrangle and P4P was started by Cacye McAlister of the Garden Club of Nashville with funding from the Garden Club of America’s Partners4Plants program and other local partners. The idea is to remove invasive plants and replace them with native plants nationwide.
I also learned about the Uprooter in the article! A tool built to make yanking out invasive plants, even small trees, easy. when you can remove plants by pulling them out you don’t need pesticides, and the soil is healthier when you put your new native plants in. The native plants are necessary for our insects, amphibians, and birds, and they are part of our horticultural heritage.