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Of Reptiles and Roshis
Lizards and Zen masters don’t do anything special. They are what they are, they do what they do—and sometimes they share our path for a while. More...
A Good Place to Work
Lush patios, places to stroll, a central fountain; a courtyard lunch area with shaded tables and benches arranged around a pond, a waterfall, trees, and plants; second story balconies with views of hills and vineyards. Better yet, most of the employees live nearby: this alone has improved the quality of their lives, and reduced gas consumption and the associated costs. The headquarters of the Operating Engineers Local #3 Federal Credit Union is indeed a good place to work. More...
Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable World
Nailing down the meaning of "permaculture" is tricky. By creating permaculture landscapes, Elder Creek Landscaping, the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and Davis Bynum Winery make this revolutionary concept clear. Rick Taylor, owner of Elder Creek Landscaping, sums it up: "If each of us do the best we can with small daily acts that step towards sustainability, the collective results are phenomenal." More...
The Root of the Problem
Dr. Lee Klinger has been researching trees for over two decades. He coined the phrase "Sudden Oak Life," and his work charges it with meaning. Lee restores dying trees to health by remineralizing the soil and thereby reducing acidity--as American Indians did long ago. "...the ways that indigenous peoples cared for trees is tree care at its finest," says Lee. More...
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