Earth this season is to blanket her in leaves compost. Yes. Leave those leaves on the ground. If you must, rake them into a corner of your yard where they can decompose into wonderful, beautiful, carbon-sequestering, compost. We cannot delay in doing what we can to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and back into… Continue reading The best you thing can do for your Mother
WOW. It has been some year! Not so good on planting flowers, we were offered a space at the local junior college and planted, but before we could put signage up, the landscapers sprayed it with defoliant. The good news is the California poppies survived the spray, the bad news, of course, is nothing else… Continue reading Oh ! the bee-zee-ness of it all
Walking around my neighborhood, I see more people adopting the concept of a bee garden for their front yards which makes me very happy. Not only is there more color and textural diversity, they tend to take less water and maintenance. The biggest bonus is the activity of all the bees among the flowers. I… Continue reading Front Yard Fashion
Below are links to sources of elements, mentioned in my Women in Cleantech Sustainability talk November 3, 2018 first slide WCS card second slide Joan Sullivan with permission http://www.joansullivanphotography.com/INFO/Bio/1/ third slide web graphic w/request for forgiveness forth slide : Richard Jesch with permission fifth slide : pollen covered bee w/request for forgiveness sixth slide… Continue reading References for Women in Cleantech and Sustainability talk: Why are Bees and EVs alike?
I love seed catalogs, even though, on my budget, I prefer to propagate from known organic sources, and when I saw John Scheepers fall catalog, BEAUTY FROM BULBS, I did think, “oh! expensive gopher snacks!” because all the gopher snakes near my bee garden have long been exterminated and the gophers run a transportation system… Continue reading The Gardeners Eye Candy
It seemed fitting that Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday be honored sitting around the table with friends; teachers of English literature, dance and writing, and one expert on minecraft for a wonderful and long-overdue reunion. * The conversation always comes around to bees with me. These young, smart and intelligent people knew that glyphosate and Roundup… Continue reading The Shikimate Pathway
I love waking with the sun instead of the alarm and greys, Predawn now lights our mornings slightly, and now, about 11 days before equinox, we have Daylight Savings Time again. At this time, the predawn will not be light and our circadian rhythms will be disrupted causing loss of productivity at the most crucial… Continue reading Once again, it’s TIME to resist!