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Support Nathan’s Ride for Nature Conservation

I had the good fortune to meet Nathan Winters at The Round Barn Farm’s Great Locavore Tweetup last month. He had, seventeen days before, dipped the back tire of his bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Belfast, Maine. This act marked the beginning of what will be a transcontinental journey exploring all that’s good and green across our great nation. the_bike.jpg Since that morning in early May, Nathan has been bicycling his way across the northeast—chronicling his eco-conscious traveling and visits in every digital way possible: blog, twitter, flickr, facebook, youtube, and on and on. Nathan describes this journey as “an adventurous, real time and interactive bike ride across America dedicated to raising awareness for land and nature conservation.” Nathan’s not only raising awareness. He’s also trying to raise $50,000 in donations for The Nature Conservancy. I recommend you check out his blog and Twitter feed especially. Also, to reward this intrepid gent for his heroic undertaking, toss him $10 if you have it to spare.


3 Ways Spraying More Herbicides on Public Land is Bad

The following is a guest post by Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species. It is an open letter to the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding its proposal to add three new herbicides for invasive species management on western public lands. Find out below, how you can voice your concerns […] Read More..

Arid Agriculture: How to Reduce Heat Stress in Crops and Livestock

Regardless of where you stand on the climate change issue, there’s one reality few can deny. During the summer, many places in North America are now regularly suffering temperatures above 100˚F, whereas they rarely did in the past. It’s also widely known that such high temperatures put heat stress on crops that are not very […] Read More..

When it Comes to Invasive Species, Just Say NO to Eradication

What if we looked beyond the notion of invasive species as enemies, and instead harnessed them for beneficial uses? Beyond the War on Invasive Species offers just such a bold alternative to the chemical and intensive eradication efforts, one that is holistic and inspired by permaculture principles. First-time author Tao Orion makes a compelling case […] Read More..

The Limits to Growth and Greece: Systemic or Financial Collapse?

Could it be that the ongoing Greek collapse is a symptom of the more general collapse that the Limits to Growth model generates for the first two decades of the 21st century? Author Ugo Bardi (Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet) examines the correlation between what is unfolding between Greece […] Read More..

Wild Edibles: 5 Tips for Beginner Foragers

Ever spotted a dandelion growing in your backyard and wondered, can I eat that? According to wild plants expert Katrina Blair, the answer is a resounding yes. And there are plenty of other commonly found weeds that fall into this category as well. In her book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, Blair introduces readers to […] Read More..