Category Archives: Weed Control

Lose The Lawn, Mitigate Climate Change

Print PDFProtecting pollinators nurtures life on the planet Making The Best Of The Worst Argh! Seems like every day brings more dire news about the environmental devastation climate change is causing. It makes me cry; sorrow for the planet feels … Continue reading

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Ancient Weeds Don’t Give Up Easily

Print PDFDino food is still with us Out, Out Damned Horsetail This weekend I visited a wonderful older garden with a magnificent berm overlooking Puget Sound. It was good to have such a satisfying vista to admire because looking at … Continue reading

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Disrupting Weeds

I’m praying that American is undergoing a radical reset of our collective moral compass, which has been knocked sadly askew by the magnetic attractions of raw power and big money. I’ve been fascinated to observe that local and national calls to defund police departments or redirect police funding and activities into community support for mental and emotional health and physical wellbeing are not meeting with massive pushback from the middle class. Seeing so much violence play out in seemingly endless video captures, even privileged, bubble-wrapped White people are no longer able to ignore, overlook, or deny rampant racism. Continue reading

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Bathing In Light

Yesterday I went for my usual careful ramble around the neighborhood, seeing almost no one until I came upon a couple of older women who were perched on large cement blocks at the edge of our local farmer’s market space. Despite the watery sunshine, nobody else was in sight. The women were sitting a careful 10 feet apart and talking about how they’ve been spending their days in isolation, reading, writing, crafting, cooking. I stood another 10 feet away and we shared experiences and stories and ideas for a stimulating half hour before they stiffly got off the cold slabs to return to their homes. I kept walking for a while, thinking about how restorative positive human interactions can be and hoping I never take them for granted again. Continue reading

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