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Re: Bringing Back the Bees

Not mentioned in the article, a prime suspect in colony collapse disorder is neonicotinoid pesticides, notably clothianadin, manufactured by Bayer, the aspirin people.

Clothianadin is already banned in several European countries for this reason.

Re: My Fall Garden To Do List

I just finished sheet mulching an area of my front yard this afternoon.

Sheet mulching is a fine way to improve soil quality and increase water retention while eliminating most pioneer plants.

The area I sheet mulched now has a pinon pine as its only feature. Come springtime, I will create a pinon-juniper guild there, with spreading juniper, artemisia absinthum, goji berry (chinese wolfberry) possibly some prairie clover to fix nitrogen, and alpine strawberries for groundcover.