what happens when art + horticulture meet and merge
Imagining an economy based in environmental reality
— Read on longreads.com/2018/09/27/beyond-growth/
Larry Weaner, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, argued that a designed meadow will fail unless you keep very closely to how nature herself designs these highly complex, competitive ecosystems. At …
It’s maple syrup making time in the Northeast. Jeanne explains the mechanics of sap flow, collecting sap for syrup making, and why maples are special in this regard.
Proctor maple research field station, Underhill, VT
I had the great pleasure last weekend to visit the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center in Underhill, VT, where the sugar maple (Acer saccharum, Sapindaceae) sap is flowing. Sugar maple trees all around the northern hardwood forests in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and southeastern Canada can now be “tapped,” fitted with a hollow tube in the sapwood, out of which sap flows and is collected and boiled down to maple syrup.
Tapping sugar maple to collect sap, Proctor research station, Underhill, VT.
Maple syrup might be the oldest agricultural product in North America. Early 17th-century written records from Europeans exploring North America describe Native American use…
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Since we’re in the midst of another abrupt climatic shift right now, it just might be the critical time to heed our planet’s red flags.
Source: The planet might be telling us that there’s a big change coming
Source: save the date!
Paddle up the Hudson to see Melissa McGill’s “Constellation”
VAN GOGH AND NATURE, JUNE 14–SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
Van Gogh, in nature’s thrall, at the Clark | By Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, May 17, 2015
Van Gogh in Pastoral Mode, at the Clark Art Institute | By Carol Vogel, The New York Times, December 26, 2014
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