Lindsey White and Randi Grout work for Meadville Land Service, Inc., which is a "cousin" company of the Ernst Seed Company out of Cochranton, PA. MLS specializes in planning, planting and maintaining large scale (multiple acre) pollinator...
Lindsey White and Randi Grout work for Meadville Land Service, Inc., which is a "cousin" company of the Ernst Seed Company out of Cochranton, PA. MLS specializes in planning, planting and maintaining large scale (multiple acre) pollinator 'gardens'... OK, fields; think corporate grounds and tracts of otherwise unproductive acres. The acreage in and around solar arrays are great opportunities to plant native plants to benefit pollinators in a large scale. Not only that, it cuts down the amount of maintenance required to keep the solar arrays productive and visually attractive, reduces water runoff and helps to build a healthy topsoil for future use, among other benefits.
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