$ Environmental Stewardship $
Invest in Wildflower Stock
Wildflowers are always a safe 100% sustainable initial investment in natures own plant material,wildflower blue-chip investments have historically increased 10 fold in a few years
Dividend; Long lasting environmental impact that is scientifically proven to be immeasurably good and well designed to support the native keystone pollinators, while it proliferates independently. Lends a colorful verdant appearance and a positive lasting impact on the environment assets.
Lawns typically are an unsustainable initial investment as they will not survive long without irrigation from our drinking water supply, use of hoses and sprinklers, lawns must be machine maintained and manicured, lawns are regularly treated with toxic chemicals which then leach into our drinking water and streams.
Dividend; Great place for picnics and Frisbee throwing. A hybridized resource intensive unnatural mono-culture planting that looks really good in front of homes and businesses, however lawns offer no appreciable positive lasting impact on the pollinators or in enhancing our fragile environment assets. Long-term Investment has the potential to damage drinking water supply and regularly removes vital nectar producing plants.
Pollinator Value is Priceless
Washington State is one of the most productive growing regions in the world. A diversity of climatic conditions and growing areas within the state, coupled with grower ingenuity, enables our farmers to produce over 300 crops each year. Washington leads the nation in production of a variety crops; such as apples, sweet cherries, concord grapes, pears, hops, blueberries and raspberries (for processing). In 2016, the value of crops pollinated by bees in Washington State was over $3 billion (primarily tree fruits, small fruits, and seed crops). Three of the top ten crops in Washington (apples, cherries, and pears) require bees for pollination.
Insect pollinators contribute $29 billion to U.S. farm income
Economic Value Of Insect Pollination Worldwide Estimated At U.S. $217 Billion