Ecoliteracy in Action

29 11 2010

On December 18 I will be speaking at the Ecoliteracy in Action course being held at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA at the invitation of Kat Steele, the course coordinator. The title of my talk is “Gaia theory and climate change”. Prior to my talk on the 18th my good friend Daniel Peterson will be presenting on “Primitive skills and the Esselen tribal ways”, a discussion and hands on workshop relating to living off the land and crafting tools from natural materials. See the flyer below:


After five years of fire mimicry treatments . . .

17 11 2010

Five years ago fire mimicry treatments were implemented to help the trees on this property in Hillsborough, CA. I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story . . .

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Six-year response of coast live oaks to fire mimicry

13 11 2010

Last week I visited and re-photographed several coast live oaks that were initially treated with fire mimicry in 2004. You can follow the progress of these treatments in previous posts here and here. Leith Carstarphen of EcoLogic Landscaping has been doing the fire mimicry work under my direction, and as you can see from the photographs he is doing an excellent job on these trees.

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