Tags » Land Stewardship

A Druid Perspective on the Land

After my post on Sunday about an act of imaginative personification of the land in our work as stewards of the land, be it a farm, a community or a city park I came across something shiny, new and very relevant to this thread of thought.  90 more words

Ecology & Community

Beating the Bounds

The landscape is filled with places where spirit is present. Every time we experience it, this presence encourages us to make an imaginative act that personifies the place to us.

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General Madness

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


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


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


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


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