Biodiversity in the Garden

Photo by Lisa Romerein.

Diverse Ecosystems Allow for Resiliency

Biodiversity is a term used to describe the complex variety of all life in a given area. Plants, animals, microorganisms, and fungi associate and create a complex, interconnected web. Without sufficient diversity in our natural world, the network loses balance. Individual systems and populations may crash causing a domino effect, spreading the loss to more and more areas and populations.


is responsible for all the food that we eat; from the fish that live among the mangrove roots to the crops that rely on birds and insects for pollination;

ensures that forests capture and recycle rainwater and prevent erosion on mountainsides and that wetlands filter that water for our use;

guarantees that nutrients and raw materials are constantly being recycled to sustain new life;

creates all of the oxygen we breathe and recycles the carbon dioxide produced;

provides the materials for much of our clothing, houses and household and office goods;

treats our illnesses and diseases and provides the model for future medicines;

includes the genetic diversity of organisms that provide each species with the maximum ability to survive change in their environment.


Learn More
Photo by Lisa Romerein.

About Us

Learn More
Photo by Lisa Romerein.