View this presentation and accompanying handouts (available at to learn about how abiotic (non-living) factors, producers, consumers, and decomposers are all important parts of a garden ecosystem and discover methods to improve the ecological health of your garden.

Record March 2014 by Steve Gabriel in the Cornell Garden-Based Learning program (
This was originally presented to Cornell Cooperative Extension educators and Master Gardener Volunteers
in fall of 2013 as part of the Cornell Garden-Based Learning Regional Training around 2014 Growing Season Educational Campaign: Designing for Garden Ecosystems.

Find more opportunities for expanding your gardening knowledge, skills and experience through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations. Find their Contact information at

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