Sustainable Workforce Development Network

Building Sustainable Career Pathways

Planting the Right Kind of Green
On her way to school, Aadya used to walk by a garbage dump. When she organized a drive to plant an urban garden in its place, she learned about the importance of native plants for local wildlife. She realized that, while there were many trees around, most of them were non-native and therefore didn’t support local biodiversity. She started workshops in a local nature park and even built a database of local plant species and the insects and birds they support.