A Warm Sunday at Ekar Farm

From the moment I walked through the gate at Ekar Farm and joined the small group at the arbor, I felt comfortable. Executive Director Aaron Ney welcomed me, and after a few more volunteers of all...

Restoration: Invigorating Our Surroundings

I love environmental restoration the way some people love sports or their pets, and on this site I will write about restoration wherever I happen to find it. Why do I care? I believe restoration of...

Rituals for Restoration

I was inspired by this quote, especially the part I set in boldface. It’s taken from a report in Cultural Survival magazine (December 2014) about the People’s Climate March in Manhattan...

Fun at the Urban Farming Symposium

During her keynote speech at the Grow Food Symposium, Oakland farmer Novella Carpenter made a joke about living next to vegans while raising “edible pets.” It was one of many laugh-out...

Recycling on the North Shore, Louisiana

Todd and I recently went to Louisiana for a second surgery on his left ear. As always, I was amazed by the amount of trash along the highways and was determined to keep my trash off the side of the...