Category: Conservation

Traditional Christmas or Cedar Tree Conservation?

I contacted Bridging the Gap about its annual Red Cedar event because I loved the idea that a freshly cut cedar tree for Christmas contributed to local conservation efforts.    But what I found at Mildale Farm on Saturday afternoon was much more than a day of conservation.  …

Make like a Pilgrim and eat LOCAL!

If you really want to celebrate Thanksgiving like the pilgrims and indians (and you do not have time to catch your own wild turkey) consider ordering a local turkey for your Thanksgiving feast. How does your Thanksgiving Turkey grow? Free-range means your turkey was not raised…

Hidden Kansas Treasure

In October, I was searching online for organic and/or sustainable pumpkin patches around the Kansas City area.    I am sorry to report that this search was not very fruitful.    A topic for a future blog.   However, I did find a few surprises…

Humpback Whales Then and Now

Last week I traveled from the US to Brisbane (Queensland) Australia to volunteer with the EarthWatch Institute research project with Humpbacks & Highrises.   The basecamp for the project was on North Stradbroke Island at the Moreton Bay Research Center, University of Queensland.    The research station’s location makes…