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Transforming urban gardeners into land stewards

by Laura Mumaw

The American conservationist Aldo Leopold wrote about the importance of practicing a ‘land ethic’, adopting personal responsibility for the health of the land – the soils, waters, plants and animals of a place – for the good of the community. 265 more words

New Paper

Functional vs. Ornamental Landscaping

When my husband was in the Marine Corps, we bought a house in a cul-de-sac to avoid rent gouging and sketchy neighborhoods, and the outrageously long waiting list (2 years!) for on-base housing. 480 more words

Homesteading

Swale Progress

It hit 73°F today… Weird winter we’re having…

In any case, we’ve been able to get a good bit of work done.

Here’s how the swale is coming along: 144 more words

Homesteading

Spirit of the Water Essay Contest

What’s your connection to water? How does it inspire you? High school, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to take part in the Spirit of the Water essay contest, sponsored by the… 344 more words

Conservation

Terracing the Garden Area

We’ve finally gotten enough rain to tell us where we shouldn’t put our garden… The problem being, we’ve already put our garden there…

The garden sits in the spot that receives the most uninterrupted sunlight. 369 more words

Homesteading

From a family farm to the Rust Belt

My grandparents were farmers and small business owners in central Indiana, so I grew up seeing the value of land stewardship first-hand. When I was in elementary school, we moved from rural Indiana to Detroit, Michigan, where my dad worked as a mechanical engineer at General Motors. 40 more words

Background

Why the Locals Hate You

A piece of purple plastic lay atop a bank of fresh snow. I bent down and picked it up. There were more shards of purple plastic below on the hill. 891 more words