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2015
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Land & Environmental Section

  • Seeding a food revolution

    Here in the heart of industrial agriculture, a quiet revolution has begun. It’s small-scale, and plans to stay that way. Its dimensions are measured not in acres, but millimeters. (Submitted photo)

    Here in the heart of industrial agriculture, a quiet revolution has begun. It’s small-scale, and plans to stay that way. Its dimensions are measured not in acres, but millimeters.

  • ‘Ghouls on wings’ bug Yellow Springs

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    The abundance of mosquitos in Yellow Springs is not the punchline to a cruel celestial joke but the result of an unusually wet June and July.

  • Paintings, prose for land trust

    Local author Bill Felker read some of his observations of the natural world during the opening of the 25/25 landscape art exhibit at the Winds Cafe on Sunday, July 12. The art, to benefit Tecumseh Land Trust, will show through Sept. 6. (photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    This past weekend, patrons of the arts and admirers of nature were able to “ooh” and “ahh” for the same reason.

  • Faith in change on climate

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    As a member of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Marionist Sister Leanne Jablonski hopes to unite faith groups in environmental awareness and responsibility.

  • Yellow Springs Resilience Network ramps up efforts

    In January local members of the Yellow Springs Resilience Network toured a green building on the campus of Oberlin College which features solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling and a “living machine” waste recycling system. From left are Dave Westneat, Kat Walker, Duard Headley, Al Schlueter and Rick Walkey. (Submitted photo by Eric Johnson)

    Yellow Springs Resilience Network hopes to insulate the village from the worst impacts of climate change.

  • Tour straw bale, passive house with Green Drinks

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    The YS Resilience Network local chapter of Green Drinks will meet on Wednesday, June 24, 6–8 p.m. for a tour of a straw bale home and a passive house.

  • A local energy channel on YouTube

    Filmmaker Eric Johnson and Susan Jennings of Community Solutions are starting a sustainability-themed YouTube channel for Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When it comes to people fighting climate change, Yellow Springs has a lot of stories to tell.

  • Whitehall Farm inspires fun, play

    Local kids, from left Rebecca, William and Josie DeWine and Dane Beal hung out with the cows of Whitehall Farm, a 940-acre property just north of the village that was saved from development in 1999. The Tecumseh Land Trust, which played a major role in preserving the land, will host a Family Fun Day at Whitehall on Sunday, May 10, with games, food, historical tours and horse-drawn carriage rides. (Submitted photo by Ara Beal)

    After more than two centuries, the historic Whitehall Farm has many stories to tell. But it’s the story about how a small town raised more than one million dollars in six weeks to purchase and preserve the farm in 1999 that continues to inspire both villagers and a local land trust whose early work was defined by it.

  • Aim is for a zero-waste Village

    Local recycling expert Tom Clevenger recently tumbled his compost barrel, which he uses to recycle his household’s kitchen scraps. Clevenger is working with other villagers to improve the town’s poor recycling record and find other ways to reduce and reuse waste here. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Is it possible to not produce any garbage — or purchase any stuff — for one year? A Vancouver couple did just that in 2009, and now it’s inspiring Yellow Springers to cut their waste too.

  • Springs bring busy bees

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    The buzz is that spring’s finally here.