Tag: conservation

Gardening for Gardening’s Sake

Post by Jennifer Hamilton (This post is the latest in a series of reflections on Jeffrey Hou’s recent talk, “Urban Gardening as Insurgent Placemaking.” For the first piece in this series, please click here.) It “started with the park, but it has become bigger… Continue Reading “Gardening for Gardening’s Sake”

Video: Donald Worster on “Facing Limits: Abundance, Scarcity, and the American Way of Life”

The Rachel Carson Center has produced a series of video interviews with fellows and associates regarding their work. Below is one video from this series. For the complete playlist (55 videos), click here.

Photo of the Week – Grace Karskens

The Penrith Lakes Scheme area near Sydney, Australia, taken from Hawkesbury Lookout. The photo shows the surviving river flats and farms, the open cut gravel pits, the new lakes forming, the Nepean River on the right, and the foothills of the Lapstone Monocline (the… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week – Grace Karskens”

Living with Zombie Mines

Post by John Sandlos and Arn Keeling Mention the words “zombie mine” and you risk conjuring images of grotesque undead figures lurking in dark abandoned tunnels, more the stuff of movie or video game fantasies than anything to do with mining in the real… Continue Reading “Living with Zombie Mines”

Worldview: China’s Colorful Future

Post by Fei Sheng “Yellow” has a unique meaning in the Chinese conception of environment and society. We have always believed that our civilization—which, despite small interruptions, has never been significantly disrupted during the last 4,000 or even 5,000 years—is derived from the soil… Continue Reading “Worldview: China’s Colorful Future”