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Plant perspective

My job stresses me out and I want to leave. This would have been a true statement a month ago, a year ago; in fact, 2 years ago, going all the way back to when I first started. The nature … Continue reading

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Patterns of succession

This article, Mats and Nets – Patterns from the Dunes, describes two different patterns of plant succession on the sand dunes along the Oregon coast, and how those relate to certain permaculture strategies. It’s really lovely and clear writing about … Continue reading

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Perception of landscape

There’s a really cool article in the Smithsonian magazine, The True Story of Kudzu, the Vine That Never Truly Ate the South. It talks some about how kudzu got its start, and got intentionally spread, as well as how the … Continue reading

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More on groundwater connections

Earlier this summer, I found some great information about how surface waters (streams, lakes, etc.) and groundwater (aquifers, etc.) affect one another; I summarized some of that here. Something I don’t recall was mentioned in my source for that was … Continue reading

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It’s a glue AND a sink!

But this is not an infomercial. This week’s topic is, again, dirt, with a little focus on one particularly important component: a soil protein called glomalin, which exists thanks to the relationships between plants and fungi. From Terra Cognita: Carbon … Continue reading

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