December 11, 2010 at 1:24 am (Butterflies, GoPetition, Happy Tonics, Insect Control, Insecticides, Insects, Mexican Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, Mexico, Milkweed, Monarch butterfly, Native Crops, Native Habitat, Pesticides, Pollinators, Sign petition, USA)
Tags: biodiversity, Canada, Environment, GoPetition, Happy Tonics, Insect Control, Insecticides, Mexico, Pesticides, Pollinators, Sign Petition, USA
Published by Mary Ellen Ryall on Dec 10, 2010
Region: United States of America
Target: United States of America, Canada and Mexico
I thought this pupa was a jewel when I first saw it in the garden
The only host plant of the monarch butterfly (milkweed) is often a noxious weed in Canada. In the USA there is a loss of biodiverse agriculture and agricultural lands to urban sprawl and use of pesticides and herbicides.
In Mexico there is illegal logging of Oyamel fir trees within the Monarch Butterfly Habitat. In 2010 according to Monarch Watch over 50 percent of the monarchs died due to mudslides, freezing rains and floods within and around the sanctuaries.
We the undersigned promise not to use pesticides or herbicides in gardening. We agree not to plant monoculture crops.
We promise to plant a variety of native crops and plants for pollinators and insect control. We promise to plant milkweed for the monarch butterfly to establish the next generation of butterflies.
September 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm (Agriculture, Happy Tonics Butterfly Garden, Herbal medicine, Herbal tea, Herbs, Hidatsa beans, Lac Courte Oreilles Convention Center, Native Crops, Pumpkin and Squash, Wellness Fair and Farmers Market)
Tags: Agriculture, Hidatsa beans, Lac Courte Oreilles Convention Center, Native Crops, Pumplins and Squash, Wellness Fair
Join us for the upcoming Wellness Fair and Farmers Market at the Lac Courte Oreilles Convention Center at the Casino in Hayward, WI tomorrow, September 30, 2010 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
We will display native crops that we grew at the Monarch Butterfly Habitat in the summer of 2010. There will be pumpkins and squash.
Happy Tonics will be shucking Hidatsa beans for winter soup and packaging some for our online store at http://stores.ebay.com/HAPPY-TONICS
We will also be packaging our organic herbal teas and culinary herbs that will be available shortly online.