An Environmental Atlas story about Europe's first Cross-border Biosphere, which combines the two large strips of forests, the Pfälzerwald and Les Vosges du Nord, into a beautiful and vibrant bioreserve. In certain zones of the bioreserve small scale farmers are making a business out of producing high quality organic products.
Home gardens can add immensely to the biodiversity of cities and towns.
They provide cover, feeding and commuting routes for wildlife including hedgehogs, badgers, birds and butterflies. If you have a garden, increase its value by planting berry-bearing trees and flowering plants. Rowan, bird cherry and dandelion, among others, can serve as food and shelter to a wide range of invertebrates.
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