Front Yard Permaculture

Cycling for Conservation

My house is quiet this morning as I reflect on a week and a half of planning and work with my good friend Marc.  It is hard to believe that two and a half years have gone by since Marc and I last saw each other in Oxford, Ohio.  We met through our mutual involvement in the Kent State Biology-Conservation Club, shared many of the same classes, and later conducted research in the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica.  After graduation, we both prepared and headed out on different journeys across the country only to confirm the notion that it is indeed a small world.

Since then I have moved to Lebanon, Oregon and begun transforming the neglected .22acre landscape of my 1930s Arts and Crafts style home.  The goal is to lessen my dependence on foods from thousands of miles away, beautify the community, and demonstrate a different way of…

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