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Respecting our Desert Elders— Ancestors of the Leafy Type By Robin Kobaly

08/01/2012 ● By Denise Brown

This one experience influenced the next chapter of my life. That very day, I decided to develop a new program called “Saving The Ancients” under our environmental education non-profit, The SummerTree Institute. I ended up chasing bulldozers to salvage the trunks of as many desert plants as possible, had them sliced, sanded, and polished so ecology students could help us count the annual growth rings of as many sizes and species of native plants as we could find.

Book Review: Desert Reckoning By Deanne Stillman

08/01/2012 ● By Steve

I read the book hoping for some illumination of what I had got myself into by moving to the desert. It gave credence to some- thing I had discovered: the desert had an edge to it