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Adrian Ayres Fisher
A day spent indoors is a day wasted.
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Climate Change Doesn’t Care about Anyone’s Opinion: Notes on Reciprocity and Sacrifice
  Bison grazing in the Black Hills As the Delphic oracle laconically informed the Spartans, Erasmus paraphrased in Latin, and someone later rendered into English, “bidden or unbidden, God is present.” Regardless of one’s ideas about what is signified by the...

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“Beyond the War on Invasive Species” Offers Whole-Systems Guidance for Ecosystem Restoration
In 2009 two colleagues and I got permission to make an experimental “pocket prairie” on about 3,000 square feet of campus lawn. We coupled a minuscule budget with an aversion to pesticides, so instead of “nuking” the grass, that December we seeded into the ...

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Podcast: "Saving the Ecosystem with Wild Backyards (and other awesome endeavors!)"
Rivera Sun and Sherri Mitchell Rivera Sun and Sherri Mitchell of Love (and revolution) Radio contacted me for an interview about native plant gardening and reconciliation ecology. They are warm and encouraging radio hosts. We had a wonderful talk. Here is t...

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Ethics and Ecosystem Interactions: Why Reconciliation Ecology Matters
The problem with ecosystem interactions Here’s a phrase that’s lately been haunting me: “the
extinction of ecosystem interactions.” I first encountered it in science writer
Connie Barlow’s fascinating book, The Ghosts of Evolution , which is about the
plant...

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On Pretending That What’s Happening Isn’t Actually Happening
Deep Winter Ruminations "Unbelievable Winter Color" by Albert H. Krehbiel Des Plaines River, 1928 In December I found myself sliding into a state of extreme unwillingness to take on new projects, to continue work on those in hand, to write, or do much of an...

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Why Osage-Orange Trees? Why Here? Why Now?
Maclura pomifera , an excellent hedging tree In Which Some Planting Gets Done, with Hope  Part of an ongoing series about the post-modern hedgerow and its uses in the landscape.  Under a gray October sky, with a stiff prairie breeze coming from the south an...
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