It doesn’t matter if you live in the urban jungle or an actual jungle, everyone lives in an ecosystem. Food production is a service ecosystems provide along with clean air and water, habitat for wildlife and natural pollination of plants. Agricultural producers are simply working with these services that nature provides freely in a sense.
Christine Campbell, western hub manager with ALUS Canada, explains what ecosystem services are and how they interact with agricultural land. Campbell also goes over the support that is available to producers in Alberta from groups like ALUS Canada to give ecosystem services a helping hand.
Want to learn more about ecosystems on agricultural land? Listen to our 3-part Farming with Biodiversity series.