Julia Butterfly Hill: Living With Meaning

How our actions define our destiny
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:15 AM

In 1997, a young woman impulsively climbed a tree in protest of excessive logging of old-growth timber. By the time she climbed back down over two years later, she had become an international face of the Environmental movement.

In this week's podcast, Chris speaks with Julia Butterfly Hill about her journey: what led her to climb that tree and how she dealt with the flood of fame and notoriety that followed. More than anything else, Julia views the experience as an example of the ability to make a difference that lies within each of us. » Read more

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Photo: Phil Williams

How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees

Getting ready for bare root tree planting season
Friday, January 10, 2014, 1:21 PM

What is a bare root tree?

A bare root tree is just like it sounds. It comes with the tree, roots, and no soil. This is extremely beneficial to online shippers, as it makes the trees extremely light to ship. I received three trees from Adams County Nursery that weighed less than ten pounds all together. I would not buy bare root trees from a big box store, as it is hard to know how they have been cared for. It is best to buy direct from the grower if possible. I have had good luck with the trees from Adams County Nursery. » Read more

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Growing Your Own Soapnut Tree

A nice tree addition to a permaculture plan
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 5:04 PM

A great discussion of how to grow a soapnut tree. If your climate and water conditions are right, consider adding one to your landscaping/garden preparations. » Read more

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Photographs by Dina Rudick

How to Fell a Tree

A visual guide to learning to bring down a tree safely
Monday, April 15, 2013, 2:11 PM

Learn the steps to felling a tree and get it to land where you want it to with this great visual article.