"The Carbon Key: Soil Biology Builds Resilience in Regenerative Systems" was a talk by Dr. Kris Nichols at the No-Till on the Plains conference in Wichita in January 2019. Here are my notes:
Notes from a talk by Dr. Christine Jones at the No-Till on the Plains conference, Wichita KS, January 2019.
At the end of January 2019, I attended the annual conference of No-Till on the Plains in Wichita. Here are my notes from the first keynote address, by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé:
Jim Schalles gave a standing-room-only lecture on Natural Building at City Sprouts on January 12. Here are my notes:
I attended the 10th annual storm water tour on September 20, 2018. Most of the people on the bus were professionals in the field, either civil engineers or industry reps. Here are my photos from the tour.
August 30 to September 3, 2018, I attended the second Indigenous Wisdom and Permaculture Skills Convergence (IWPSC) at the Oglala Lakota Cultural & Economic Revitalization Initiative (OLCERI) on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. It was a very eye- and heart-opening experience, and it's taken a while for me to wrap my head around it. Here are my notes from the sessions, with some commentary.
Author's note: It's generally accepted that the reason aerobic microbes weren't around to prevent the Great Oxygenation Event is because they hadn't evolved yet. It's very convenient that they evolved just in the nick of time to save all life on earth from going extinct. But I got to thinking, what if they had evolved earlier, and they just weren't invited to the party?
In June we sold our urban farm in Kansas, and we are now in the process of moving to Omaha, but it's not yet clear what that means for the Interdependent Web business. We incorporated in Kansas, so that LLC will need to be closed, but it may not make sense to incorporate a new LLC in Nebraska until we've settled on a new business model. We intend to work closely with Omaha Permaculture to meet unmet needs and reduce waste in the local ecosystem, but what that looks like remains to be seen. Stay tuned!