Monthly Archives: April 2011

Low Hanging Fruit: Why Zone 5 Agroforestry in the Northeast is Hard

(Disclaimer: this post is somewhat technical and does not explain all of its terms.  Proceed at your own risk.) As I mentioned earlier, I spent my birthday a little over a week ago pruning wild apple trees with friends on … Continue reading

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Firestorms and Land Use

Another in the emerging “XYZ and Land Use” Renewing the Commons meme. We were talking about fire the other day, and then my friend sent me this incredible video. Watch: Fire tornadoes and other truly scary and bizarre fire weather … Continue reading

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Gary Paul Nabhan Speaks the Good Word

Busy work day, but just saw this beautiful interview (video with transcripts) with ethnobotanist, bioregionalist, and personal hero of mine Gary Paul Nabhan: 90% of the apples eaten in North America are from just 12 varieties and most kids can … Continue reading

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Trees and Climate Change

This is the right idea…. “We want to get the biggest, best genetic representations of the species,” said David Milarch, the co-founder of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. “And make millions and millions and millions of them.” Mr. Milarch, who … Continue reading

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Fukushima

Global situation moment: Fukushima power plant, day 21. Not an April Fool’s joke, unfortunately.  The tsunami and its aftermath have obviously been a massive disaster and tragedy for the people of Japan.  And also, and importantly, it’s a still-unfolding and … Continue reading

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