SUSTAINABILITY? What is A.V.G. doing to implement sustainable practices?

Sustainability has become an important concept that is frequently in the news and in our minds. As a Botanical Garden in its formative stages, Alta Vista Gardens has wrestled with this concept often. How can we grow, plant and irrigate a Botanical Garden while maintaining the spirit of sustainability at A.V.G.? While striving to meet this challenge A.V.G has adopted many of the principles of sustainability.

In 2010 the Gardens were certified as a nature habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, shortly after, the Gardens were certified as a Butterfly Habitat by the North American Butterfly Association.

Wildlife at Alta Vista Gardens: Today Alta Vista Gardens has a wide variety of wildlife. As 2011 closes, we have identified a healthy Coyote family, numerous Road Runners, a large family of Quail, hundreds of Rabbits, land and water Turtles, Hawks, Owls, snakes, lizards, a plethora of bird species and so much more.

To really understand the concept of Sustainability, please watch the TED video of Dan Barber: ‘How I fell in love with a fish’ it will be well worth your time.

Find out how you can help to SAVE THE PLANET

Help the Alta vista Gardens Sustainability Program. Donate to PLANT A TREE


Roots of Sustainability

The word “sustainability” may be relatively new, but its underlying ethic has deep roots on the North American continent. Native Americans have historically held to the “seven generations” rule, meaning that all decisions should take into account the impact on seven generations into the future. Well aware that people have the power to manipulate the world around them, Native Americans use their ceremonies and traditions to help them to maintain respect for life and to remind them that, as one Native American proverb puts it, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

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