Category Earthcare

A Conversation with Patrick Holden

Last night at the Floyd EcoVillage Celebration Hall the Floyd community in all its diversity showed up. We stood as a small subset of the  world-community addressing, through Patrick Holden’s long advocacy, the issues of creation-care, of food justice and change…

Walmart targets climate-smart suppliers

Source: Walmart targets climate-smart suppliers Talking the talk, should small-holders worry they’ll be invisible to the biggest of Big Box Agriculture? [su_quote]Courting controversy? Not everyone is cheering these efforts, however. As Walmart’s influence on agriculture grows, the company’s critics worry…

Earth Day on Floyd Time

Yes, the official Earth Day was Wednesday, April 22. We’re just being very intentional and making the day accessible to working parents and their children, farmers and out-of-town visitors.  Below are the details. See you there! [su_divider top=”no”] Floyd Virginia…

Empty Nets: Fisheries Future?

I leave you with a visual, and a word of hope. Once we were innocent of the knowledge of how much and how quickly our resource demands took from the planet’s finite or slowly-covering stock of stuff. Now we can…

Swamp Gases in Cold Places

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Recent pictures of methane bubbles in northern lakes are stunningly beautiful. We used to explain the familiar bubbles like these (but unfrozen of course) in an Alabama lake or in the bayou along the Mississippi coast as “swamp gas” –…