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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...
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 anything else, really, at work or at home. I found myself prodded awake in the night by worries about global warming, the tides of war and ...
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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
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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 anything else, really, at work or at home. I found myself prodded awake in the night by worries about global warming, the tides of war and ...
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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...
Growing and planting a new Osage-orange hedgerow in Illinois
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Backyard Carbon Sequestration: What Does Synthetic Fertilizer Have to Do with It?
Part two of a series exploring how regenerative gardening techniques can enhance carbon storage while improving soil health. In part one I discussed some of the principles behind the factors involved in soil health and how plants and the soil biological com...
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