Stenciling and cleaning storm drains, interacting with public officials, organizing workshops, burying underwear in my garden, walking crop fields, wading … Continue reading ‘You’ve been educated!’ Lessons learned from a summer of environmental education.
After working with our basin agronomist this past summer – meeting farmers, making videos for our YouTube channel, and in … Continue reading Connecting the dots between farming, weather, risk management, and soil health
Every spring, my husband and I have a lawn care ‘discussion.’ By discussion, I mean that we both have strongish … Continue reading They say the grass is always greener…but should it be?
In sitting in the last staff meeting for the Washington Conservation District, I kept hearing similar words and phrases across … Continue reading A window into the work of your local soil and water conservation districts
A couple weeks ago, I sat down at the dining room table with a cup of coffee, a scattered selection … Continue reading Confessions of a timid gardener, part 3: Time to get real and PLANT.
This past week I had the opportunity to get out in some farm fields with our recently hired agronomist, Jennifer … Continue reading The lure and reality of conservation tillage
“So wait, is Martin Lake going to be de-listed?” The voice of the woman asking the question carried both hope … Continue reading It takes a village: the journey of getting Martin Lake de-listed
My Monday got totally derailed. This last Sunday evening, our neighborhood received word that our vendor who manages the prairie … Continue reading Burn, baby, burn: the use of fire in land management and restoration
In my former life as a river restoration consultant, I worked on a number of projects that looked to improve … Continue reading Challenging the standards of ‘beauty’ for our landscapes
I was almost asleep when I heard it. Or did I hear it? I wasn’t sure, but suddenly I became … Continue reading Drip, drip, drip…the steady beat of the water leak