Insects are the largest group of animals in the world. They are our greatest competitors for food, destroying 1/3 to 1/2 of all food grown for human consumption worldwide. Some species spread diseases that harm us and domestic animals. However, only 1% of all insect species have any real negative impact on the human condition. The vast majority of species either do not impact us directly, or are critically important to our quality of life as pollinators and food for other wildlife. Insects are the movers and shakers in the natural world, preying on pest species and recycling dead plant, animals, and animal waste.
Join Tricycle Gardens this THURSDAY NIGHT for their first annual Bug Night! August 26th from 5:30-9:30pm at the farm! Check out the Farm Stand, meet their staff and volunteers, and learn about the work of Tricycle Gardens. AND, as biodiversity is one of their favorite topics, they will be having a bug count with some folks from VCU. Come out and learn about how Tricycle Gardens is improving our shared urban ecology! (There will have locally brewed Legend beer, bring your own beer cup and help us keep the waste stream low!)