Protecting local biodiversity

Protecting local biodiversity is at the heart of our mission. The preservation of the environment, as well as a key to a successful farming practice, and surprisingly, even in an urban setting.

More and more, we can collectively see the impact of human activity on our ecological systems, especially on the global climate scale. It is important that we all take our responsibilities locally to improve this situation. With COP15 coming to Montreal just as we are writing this, the urgency to do better together is clear, and we have to do our part.

Protecting local biodiversity
By planting marigolds, we suppress pests and attract local pollinators

Here at Microhabitat, we take this mission quite seriously, and want to do our best to sustain, preserve, and invite biodiversity in our gardens. We are able to do so by growing a variety of heirloom vegetables, as well as melliferous and flowering plants in order to support our native pollinators.

Also, we cultivate with traditional methods, and only use organic farming approved soil, supplements, and techniques for the welfare and growth of our gardens. 

By doing so, a wide variety of birds and insects like butterflies, wild native bees, etc. can be present in a MicroHabitat urban farm. This is a win-win situation for us all, as they pollinate our flowering vegetables, and prevent certain pests from thriving, while enjoying the lush environment we provide for them in an urban setting.

This is also why, here at MicroHabitat, we are proud to do our part to preserve local biodiversity, and to grow our program’s positive footprint by respecting local ecosystems. Our focus is to keep creating the best development solutions for our urban environment and therefore help build a more sustainable future for the planet and all of its inhabitants.

Our urban agriculture services also provide a sustainable solution that revitalizes the local economy. By cultivating your empty spaces, we promote and stimulate the local economy and create new jobs in the area. By choosing to grow locally, you contribute greatly to the socio-economic development of the city!

This blog post was written by the urban farming team.