Cricket Aldridge on Suburban Homesteading.

Cricket Aldridge on Suburban Homesteading. Finding personal euphoria in your own backyard. – – – – Cricket is natural homesteader. Growing up in rural Idaho with a garden, a horse, and lots of home canned food, she brings those sensibilities to her suburban home in Phoenix. Add a little dose of cottage garden flavor and…

Megan Whatton on The Urban Habitat Network.

Megan Whatton on The Urban Habitat Network. Mapping the habitats of wildlife around the world a section at a time. – – – – Megan is the Urban Habitat Network Manager for The Nature Conservancy. She works with scientists, partners, private landowners, citizen scientists and volunteers to re-imagine their properties as habitat for the benefit…

Matthew Shepherd on Planting to Feed Bees.

Matthew Shepherd on Planting to Feed Bees. Expanding the habitat of an essential pollinator through garden choices. – – – – Matthew’s career began in England where he established a successful community-based conservation program in Essex and helped to create Samphire Hoe, an award-winning nature park. He has also worked with local communities and government…

Robbie Shell on Honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder

Robbie Shell on Honeybees and Colony Collapse Disorder A researcher’s perspective on the marvelous efficiency of honeybees. – – – – Robbie was a business journalist and co-author of a book on leadership, who turned her attention to honeybees when her brother, a beekeeper, brought her jars of honey harvested from his backyard hives. Inspired…

Sherrie Pelsma on Pollinator Parkways

Sherrie Pelsma on Pollinator Parkways Bolstering pollinators in urban spaces and expanding safe habitats. Sherrie grew up on the rural Oregon Coast before moving to Portland to finish her degree. She has spent the last 10 years in Community Education, and runs a program where participants learn Do-It-Yourself skills to make homes safer and more…