Farmscaping: Conservation Biocontrol and Pollinator ConservationPlanningPreparingPlantingMonitoring
Feed bees, heal habitats, regulate pests, save soils, and sustain yields, while beautifying landscapes with: beetle banks, companion plants, cover crops, field borders, hedgerows, insectaries, meadows, pastures, prairies, riparian buffers, and windbreaks. Divest from pesticides!
Twenty years experience in horticulture, ten years experience in entomology, six years experience in conservation. Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts, and Certified Horticulturist. I have helped conserve and enhance thousands of acres of habitats for insects. I can help you transform your landscape into a wildlife sanctuary with a full-service process that includes:
- Evaluation of landscapes and farmscapes to prioritize conservation practices
- Creation of sites to supply foods, nests, and shelters for wildlife
- Preparation of sites with regenerative techniques to improve soil, water, and air quality
- Installation of features to support, regulate, and provide landscape beauty, integrity, and stability
- Conservation of habitats to preserve, protect, and restore landscape health and vitality
- Observation of populations and communities to monitor ecosystem dynamics
- Education of audiences with talks, walks, and workshops to confer knowledge and skills
My presentations communicate hands-on factual, practical, and scientific knowledge about Farmscaping (Conservation Biocontrol and Pollinator Conservation). Attendees gain experience assessing, designing, preparing, planting, managing, and monitoring farmscape features. Full and half-day courses, talks, and walks are offered. Special topics include Farmscaping and Pollen Specialist Bees.
I have provided services for over one hundred farms, numerous educational institutions, and dozens of non-profit organizations, including: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Community Involved In Sustaining Agriculture, Massachusetts Association of Conservation Districts, Monarch Farms Project, Native Plant Trust, New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts, Northeastern Organic Farming Association, Smith College, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire, and The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
You may cost-share my conservation plans with the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Flexible fee arrangements are available.
"Jarrod has been an invaluable source of information and inspiration as we grow habitats for native beneficial insects at our farm. He has helped us design, install, and maintain native plantings that encompass a holistic farmscape. Together we have created beautiful spaces that support a reliable community of indigenous pollinators and predators of crop pests. The results have exceeded our expectations." - A.F.
"We are biointensive farmers and gardeners who focus on creating healthy soils that provide nutritious foods for humans. Jarrod Fowler magnified our focus on creating healthy habitats that provide foods, nests, and shelters for non-humans. Jarrod taught us ways to grow native plants that support native beneficial insects: pollinators and predators. We learned how the needs of beneficial insects and the goals of our farm can connect and produce synergy. If we help our insect allies flourish, then we help ourselves build soils, feed livestock, and eliminate needs for pesticides. Jarrod is guiding the metamorphosis of our farm to a diverse farmscape where humans and non-humans coexist in harmony. Our practical knowledge and skills are growing from collaborations with Jarrod." - E.B.
"Biodynamic Agriculture standardly views the farm as an organism that is shaped by all of the influences streaming down from the realms of stars: not just the sun, but the moon, planets, and fixed stars as well. But there is another sphere of influence that has had little attention in Biodynamics thus far: this sphere is the "chthonic" sphere, under our feet. How can we know the influences streaming up from the subterranean? Is there something equivalent to the movement of the celestial bodies that acts as an external signifier of this sphere? I believe Jarrod Fowler has found this signifier in the realm of insects. His vivid and engaging presentation of Biodynamic Farmscaping from the perspective of the insect promises to bring a crucial new outlook into the Biodynamic approach." - J.P.
- Veneration for nature
- Compassion without exploitation
- Cooperation with non-humans
- Protection of environments
- Diversification of habitats
- Regeneration before extraction
- Restoration without pesticides
- Adaption through collaborations