August: Bright Light? Less Light? Or Glimmering Moments Between?

August can seem like a month of secret betrayals. Its steamy heat makes it easy to pretend there isn’t a hint of fall already in the air. It’s equally easy to overlook the trees’ still-green leaves fluttering back and forth in the summer breeze and ignore their foretelling ...

Below The Water Line: How Human Noise Affects Ocean Life

As humans, we are still able to find ways to escape harmful noise pollution, such as a sonic boom or fire drill. We can find refuge in a quiet room, joyous music or parts of nature. Unlike our eyes, our ears cannot completely shut out sound but we can often move away ...

Nature’s Matrix: Strengthening Connections to All Living Things

Many humans begin to feel more alive as the longer days and warmer air of spring invigorate us. This “waking up” we often experience during this time of year is a metaphor for the journey of “waking up” in a larger sense. At some level, we remember that humanity is ...

We Are What We Eat: The Impact of Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the Roundup herbicide produced and sold by Monsanto. It is typically used to kill weeds and is used on genetically modified organisms (GMO) that are modified to resist the killing effects of this chemical. This modification ...

Defining the Organic in Plant Care

When we ask what defines organic plant care, we will get a slew of different answers depending on who we are talking to and what their level of gardening knowledge and/or experience may be. Organic plant care can focus on the use of synthetic ...

Ecological Landscapes

The idea of landscaping needs to be looked at from an environmental standpoint as much as from a need for human use and enjoyment. Taking this approach could prove to be even more beneficial for human needs in the long term The main idea behind ecological ...