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Knowledge is power! It can also be a lot of fun. Doug and I have been taking care of our 44 acres since 2003, and I still find myself getting […]
At first, I was excited to find bats nestling into the gorgeous geometry of our timber frame barn. Doug and I are well aware of the key role bats play […]
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“It’s both awe-inspiring and humbling to look out my office window and see the first prairie restoration in the world.”
Here is an article I wrote that appeared this week in Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper: A first-of-its-kind study analyzes how much Madison-area gardeners produce and why Surprise, it’s not just about food! Denise Thornton on Thursday 09/15/2011 When Vincent Smith came to Madison to study urban agriculture, he picked fertile […]
This exciting news release from University of Wisconsin Madison offers another reason to like lichens! Lichens and mosses are well-known barometers of the environment. With no real roots, they literally soak up their food from thin air – living on water and nutrients extracted mostly from the atmosphere. They come […]