For the past several years we have been working with Farms at Work to improve the habitat and population of our Squash Bees which are crucial for growing our Pumpkin crop. In the process we created a truly unique and diverse garden full of an assortment of beneficial insects, pollinators, flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Without a doubt, we have been seeing more insect diversity in all of our fields. We believe that greater diversity contributes to greater crop resilience. The more competition from predatory and pollinating insects helps keep pest pressures under control and helps improve the quality and quantity of the food that we produce.