Island Press Webinar: How are cities paying for climate resilience?

Thursday October 10th Link - Registration is now Full Cities that have begun implementing climate resilience projects have used distinct strategies to to obtain public and private financial resources that pay for large-scale climate-resilience. These strategies amount to an initial approach—"Playbook 1.0"—for deciding…

Island Press Webinar: The New Reality of Wildfire in North America

Thursday October 10th at 2:30 pm CDT Registration Link Fire plays an important role in maintaining healthy forests, but wildfires are changing. Glance at headlines from all over the globe and you’ll see wildfires are growing more intense and destructive,…

Citadels Blog Post 1801: Something Worth Building

(Photo Credit:  Wikimedia Commons, By Fadhela) As children we learn that our sandcastles can get washed out by the waves, and that wind and rain can break up our forts, rearrange things in our sandbox, and that fire can destroy.…

Just announced! Soil testing and mineral class this Saturday August 17th

Just announced! I will be presenting a class on soil testing and soil minerals this Saturday 2 pm at BriteIdeas (www.bihydro.com) on South Congress and Ben White. They have great tools for organic gardening and hydroponics/aquaponics. Soil Minerals.  Title:  Rebalancing…

For some Texans, this might be a taste (or not) of things to come.

https://youtu.be/Yg6NSNWxn64 This is a 5 minute video (very well done) on a West Texas town that has been dealing with the issue of water use for oil and gas versus agriculture and local residents.  What I found to be most…

Is atmospheric carbon the key to restoring nutritious food as well as rainwater conservation?

I have been studying this hypothesis for several years now, and it is interesting to see some higher profile journalism suggesting the same. The hypothesis is on whether our soils can absorb all of the carbon in the atmosphere.  We…