Greening urban schoolgrounds: Philadelphia’s Albert Greenfield Elementary School, a beautiful role model

greentreks | September 23, 2010
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Peat bogs too valuable to chop up for use as gardeners’ peat moss

nccvidccn | September 21, 2010 | Mer Bleue is a 3,500-hectare wetland located at the edge of Canada’s Capital Region in Ottawa. Ecologically, Mer Bleue is a unique example of a northern ecosystem — more typical of the Arctic than of the Ottawa Valley. Internationally recognized by the Ramsar Convention for its contribution to the global environment, Mer Bleue plays an important part in protecting the diversity of plants and animals in our region and in stabilizing the climate globally. It may well be the single most-studied bog in the world. http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/merbleue
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Permaculture, sustainability lecture — an enlightening program that doesn’t bore

nicholasschoolatduke | September 22, 2010 | Toby Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant, and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a scholar-in-residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild.
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