It’s not often that you get to use falcons and jun kombucha in the same sentence.
But as it turns out, birds of prey have more in common with Wild Tonic than you might think!
Wild Tonic is deeply committed to the environment. We appreciate and value the land from which we source the ingredients for our jun kombucha. We recognize that nurturing the earth results in a finished product that you can feel good about — both in terms of nutrition and ethics.
Let’s talk about one of our more unexpected sustainability initiatives…
Falconry-Based Bird Abatement
Falconry-based bird abatement! Not only is it a thing, but it’s something you can feel really good about.
Wait … What do falcons have to do with Wild Tonic’s jun kombucha?
As it turns out, falcons are sort of like nature’s janitor. They protect crops without the use of toxic chemicals! Read on to learn more…
How Does It Work?
Falconry-based bird abatement is a method of protecting orchards and crops from nuisance birds.
At Wild Tonic, we employ falcons to fly around our orchards to deter birds that could damage the crops. Talk about sustainable pest control!
These falcons can help us do sustainable farming and clean up our food supply.
Birds of Prey At Work
As the name promises, birds of prey are carnivores. In nature, they prey on other creatures. That’s not a bad thing — it’s just nature. It’s just what they do.
This can be a good thing when it comes to naturally protecting crops.
When deployed as a mode of defense against nuisance birds, they can keep crops in check naturally. This can reduce the use of toxic chemicals that could harm animals and the environment.
Pesticides have become a common method of saving crops. They’re effective and relatively inexpensive, but they come at a longer-term cost to the planet. They can kill animals. They can affect the food supply. By using falcons to naturally manage nuisance birds, it’s possible to avoid or minimize the use of chemicals that could harm animals and the environment.
With falconry-based bird abatement, it’s a lot less toxic and a lot more interesting. Per National Geographic, “falcons are trained to ward off nuisance birds. Springing from a falconer’s leather-gloved hand, the raptor takes to the sky and zooms around a client’s property, swooping down to ward off sparrows, starlings, and pigeons terrorizing the area.”
In essence, it’s a natural way to clean up our food supply and do sustainable farming.
Organic farming and falcons. Yep, they’re connected!
It All Starts With Education
As a human race, we’re consuming resources at an alarming rate. In recent years, there’s been a move toward increased awareness about the importance of sustainability.
Sustainability looks to protect our natural environment. It’s not just about trees and plants — it’s about maintaining a healthy atmosphere for people and animals, too.
It’s not necessarily a quick or easy fix. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, it’s about small changes that everyone can make that add up to a big difference.
It starts with education. So by reading this post and understanding that there are options aside from toxic chemicals and pesticides, you’re taking a step in the right direction!
The next step is taking action…
How Important Is It?
Sustainability is vital for the ongoing health of our planet. In the big picture, we’re still in the early stages of developing sustainability practices.
By pursuing more eco-friendly techniques like falconry-based bird abatement, Wild Tonic is at the forefront of developing sustainability practices that could contribute to the ongoing well-being of our planet.
Ready To Do Your Part?
Ready to make sustainability a part of your life? By purchasing Wild Tonic, you’re supporting initiatives like this. Over time, this can help move more people toward sustainability.
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