“Butterflies aren’t expendable.”

  • March 5, 2019

"An insect apocalypse is our apocalypse," according to entomologist Michael S. Engel in an eloquent op-ed in the Washington Post, where he drives home the point that insects are critical to human survival. Read the essay here.

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World Soil Day

  • December 6, 2018

It's World Soil Day! In 2014, the United Nations designated December 5 as World Soil Day, to emphasize the critical importance of protecting our soils. Learn more here.

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The Sustainable Way to Handle Fallen Leaves

  • October 11, 2018

Fall is here, and trees are dropping their leaves. Let's treat them like the resource they are. The National Wildlife Federation has published a handy list of pointers about how to manage them ecologically.

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Butterfly, Bird, and Bay-Friendly Garden Tour

  • October 3, 2018

This Saturday, October 6, 2018, the Muddy Branch Alliance is hosting a garden tour of sites within the Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek watersheds in Montgomery County, Maryland. Gracefully Green, LLC worked extensively with the Muddy Branch Alliance to design and develop…

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Blooming Now

  • August 13, 2018

On Beach Drive, in Rock Creek Regional Park in Montgomery County, MD, you can see this brilliant red cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), with some blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) and common rush (Juncus effusus). These natives were strategically planted in a…

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International Day of Forests March 21

  • February 21, 2018

The International Day of Forests was established by the United Nations in 2012 to celebrate the critical importance of forests.  This year's theme is Forests and Sustainable Cities. Take a look at the Key Messages for a fuller understanding of the benefits of trees,…

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