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Figure 44: Adam and Laura's flower garden provides pollinator habitat for the farm and free “pick-your-own" flowers to CSA members whenever they pick up their shares or visit the farm.
In addition to the attention given to soil husbandry, Adam and Laura take an ecological approach to managing their farm. They have at least 15 acres dedicated to wooded areas, wetlands, and perennial grasses. Thus they promote biodiversity not just by growing a large number of different crop types but also by allocating part of their land to wildlife habitat. Their farming practices also foster biodiversity, especially among pollinators. Herbs are left to flower, a flower garden is maintained (Figure 44), and broad-spectrum biological insecticides are avoided.

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