Tag: sustainability

Beach Sand

Beach Sand

Keeping beaches sandy, and condos upright, on a bare, barrier island, requires mining sand from the ocean floor. Pumping it through a pipeline, to a distribution network on the beach. There, the sand/seawater slurry pools. And the seawater drains away, leaving the sand which is […]

Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

Yellowfin at the Farmer’s Market

This time of year it gets hot and humid early. It’s best to have everything done by 10am. And spend the rest of the day chilling out. So, this morning, it was time for an early visit to the Ft. Pierce farmer’s market. Hadn’t been […]

Anthropocene

Anthropocene

I’ve been pondering the Anthropocene since my geology college days. Having seen the geological evidence of how other ages mass have dramatically changed, I wondered how we will fare. In¬†Anthropocene, on the TED Radio Hour, noted thinkers do a little pondering of their own. It’s […]

Mob Grazing

Mob Grazing

Three years ago, I shared Allan Savory’s Ted talk about Sustainable Grazing. It was a novel idea. But not anymore. Allan Savory’s observations are the basis for mob grazing. And is being promoted by agriculture researchers, extension agencies and state governments. It’s proven to increase […]

Sustainable Grasslands

Sustainable Grasslands

Historical records indicate that the western plains were filled with large herds. Buffalo, elk, deer and the attending predators were abundant. Looking at the same land today, it’s hard to image how so many animals could live in such an impoverished environment? How could so […]

Natural is THE Solution

Natural is THE Solution

In the 70’s, organic transformed my gardening. In the 90’s, natural transformed my beekeeping. Today our planet is overflowing with people whose consumption of energy, food, water and fiber have mangled almost every natural process. Every intelligent person knows were headed in the wrong direction. […]

Relationships

Relationships

Natural beekeeping is a whole new way to keep bees. But going natural covers much more than just bees. It involves all agriculture. And it involves all of us. Personally, I have a hard time understanding how, as I watch this earth’s resources shrink, and […]