Rediscovered “Countrey”

My grandfather was born in 1901 in St Joseph, Missouri. Just 97 years before that, on July 4, 1804, William Clark, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, stood on the hills just across the Missouri River from “St Jo” and penned this description of what he saw before his eyes:  “The Plains of this countrey are covered with…

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Counting Carbon?

In case you haven’t noticed, a whole bunch of folks have been circling up in Glasgow, Scotland the last few weeks to talk about carbon. All of them realize there’s too much in the air, and a few understand there’s not enough in soil.   It was against this backdrop that I saw a comment…

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Epic Art

Two weeks ago, I talked about migrating bison and birds and how they might help us rediscover how the health of people and planet were intrinsically connected. It was a story of how the soils of both my birthplace and my current home were created by a symbiotic relationship between lush and diverse prairies and…

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