Every winter, Brookside Gardens, a public garden in Montgomery County, hosts its Green Matters Symposium, featuring a full day of landscape sustainability-related lectures by prominent practitioners. Read more about the event here.
"Soil health is public health," according to Bill Robertson, a soil scientist at the University of Arkansas. Revelations about the value of the soil microbiome stand to change the way farming is done. Read the article here.
In South Carolina, an 18-year study in species diversity reveals the benefits when habitats are connected. Read the study here.
A just-released study by American and Canadian scientists documents the staggering loss. Read the study here.
Using regenerative growing practices, farmers can sequester carbon in the soil. A company in Boston is setting up a market for carbon credits that will facilitate carbon offsets by paying farmers to use these practices on their farmland. Read more…
350MoCo invites all to Montgomery County's first Climate Music and Art Festival, Saturday, June 8. For more information, click here.
The Washington Post offers suggestions from conservationists about what people can do now to improve biodiversity. One possibility is converting lawn to conservation landscaping. Read the article here.
On May 6, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services issued on species extinction which "means grave impacts on people around the world are now likely." Read the report here.
In 2015, Montgomery County approved a ban on pesticide use in specified applications. Opponents filed suit, and won in Circuit court. However, on May 2, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned that opinion and affirmed that the County had…
Today's Water & Climate Update from the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that most of the United States is drought-free, due to a wet 2018 and wet conditions in January-March 2019. California has been declared drought-free for the first time…