I am a winter person. I like the cold, just so long as the temperature doesn't dip below 28 degrees, and as long as it isn't icy. My favorite clothes are winter clothes, sweaters, boots and scarves. I enjoy knitting and occasionally, crocheting. I also like the winter because it's the time that I start planning my garden. I browse through the gardening catalogs and magazines, deciding what plants might perform best in my shade garden, what herbs I can add and make use of. This year I spent a little time learning about Pennsylvania natives, where I could get them, and what part of the garden they might enjoy the most.
This year, I started vegetables from seed. After a blackberry bush planted last year decided not to return this spring, I replaced it with tomato plants and three black raspberry plants. My garden's design was inspired by the Matria Garden in Oaxaca, Mexico--where wooden crates have been recycled to make raised beds. Free wooden crates are not so easy to locate in Philadelphia, but I managed to get my hands on four, ...
I hope that you will take a few minutes and watch this video of Dr. Masaru Emoto's experiments with water. Dr. Emoto's research assists us in becoming aware of how consciousness alters the molecular structure of water. That's huge!
Dianne D. Glave, the pastor of Ingomar Church in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the author of "Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage" and a co-editor, with Mark Stoll, of "To Love the Wind and the Rain: African Americans and Environmental History."
The article below was originally published September 3, 2013 on Children & Nature Network's website.
I am middle-aged and still my parents' child.
My parents came to New York as immigrants from Jamaica. I was born a year after their arrival in Queens, New York. We lived in a little ranch home. We were right under the path of planes taking off from John F. Kennedy Airport. The house shook but we stopped feeling the shake and the rumble. It was no Jane Austen manor, but we were comfortable.
My dad planted a little vegetable garden surrounded by concrete. My mother grew houseplants from cuttings taken from Jamaica. I remember.
And in that house and through my parents, I began my environmental odyssey, ultimately becoming an environmental historian. Who would have thought that, living in an urban/suburban place defined at least in part by rap and rough and tumble, I would earn a Ph.D. focusing on African American environmental history – that I would end up writing a book about African Americans and the environment.
It has not been easy for people of color as environmentalists.
Now the world is changing. In the 2011 census, more black, bi-racial and Latina and Latino babies combined where born than whites. Will these babies become children and then adults engaged in nature and our natural resources? Will these children be at odds over environmental racism? Shifting demographics and power struggles over limited resources have generated a fearfulness that cannot be easily ...
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