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How to turn your garden into a carbon sink

Isabelle Gerretsen 2022-Jun-12

BBC Future Planet

The article emphasizes how gardens can be designed to function as a way to sequester carbon. The author explains how lesser lawns, wild species of shrubs and grasses help the garden function like a natural habitat than a designed one. Using no pesticides on crops makes the garden more efficient and effective in its function. Refusing leaf litter, and living mulches and decomposing the biodegradable waste helps complete the cycle within such gardens. Planting a variety of species that facilitate the growth of all plants in the guild promotes maximum carbon drawdown, while creating an excellent microhabitat for organisms.

Tags: Home gardens, trapping carbon, carbon footprint

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