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Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day

In celebration of Arbor Day, here are some suggestions for trees native to Western New York to consider adding to your landscape. If you are unable to add a tree to your own property (or don’t own property) consider purchasing one of these from a locally owned nursery and donate it to a park, school or other worthy organization. 820 more words

Nature Education

Positioning the economy

The economy has a privileged place in contemporary life. Economic metrics are reported a little like the weather and any politician who wants to be elected has to bend the knee to the hegemony of economics. 381 more words

Sustainability

Community Seeds Program Series

By:  Priscilla Hayes

I love the way networks work in my life, connecting me to more of whatever I need to learn right now.  I had already set up the Seed Saving Program with Jeff Quattrone, (learn more in my previous blog post:  … 1,187 more words

Food

Earth Day EVERY Day!

If you care about that which is the only source of all you need for survival, if you believe the millions of other species on this planet have the right to survive in their natural homes, if you believe our fellow species assist in making our human existence possible, then you must live Earth Day EVERY day! 204 more words

Nature Education

Habitat Restoration Series: Native Plant Suggestions for Western New York/Southern Ontario – Part 2

Here is our second installment in our Habitat Restoration Series for Spring.

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Native Plantings for WNY/Southern Ontario – Submission #2 for wet/moist soils:

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Ecology

Significance and value of non-traded ecosystem services on farmland

A new article highlighting the superior performance of organic systems with regard to ecosystems services was recently published: Sandhu, H., Wratten, S., Costanza, R., Pretty, J., Porter, J.R. 374 more words

Organic

Doug McCauley on Ecosystem Services

Claire and I interviewed ecologist Doug McCauley to talk about how to value ecosystems.  Should we value them based on the ecological services they provide?  If natural systems are economically useful and valuable in their natural state, we might have a better chance at preserving them.   270 more words

Aesthetics