Daily Archives: July 13, 2016

Nature’s Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm: Steven Apfelbaum

Renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it does otherwise.”

Few have taken Leopold’s vision more to heart than Steven I. Apfelbaum, who has, over the last thirty years, transformed his eighty-acre Stone Prairie Farm in Wisconsin into a biologically diverse ecosystem of prairie, wetland, spring-fed brook, and savanna. In healing his land, Apfelbaum demonstrates how humans might play a starring role in healing the planet.

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

David R. Montgomery – Soil Erosion: A Historical Perspective


USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center

Published on Jul 6, 2016

Presented by:

David R. Montgomery, Ph.D., Professor, Quaternary Research Center and Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs.

Participants will gain an understanding of the impact soil erosion has had on civilization through time and what society needs to do to protect this precious resource.

Soil is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities. This presentation will reveal that we are running out of soil and, unlike civilizations in the past, there are no new regions to exploit. Dr. Montgomery will discuss the natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, and he will explore the idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth’s soil. Participants will learn how soil has shaped us and how we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt.

This webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology.

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice