Category Archives: Water

Paradise Lot

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City by Eric Toensmeier My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent followup to Toensmeier’s other books on permaculture. In this one, … Continue reading

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Don’t despair; just bomb Water Street

A true grassroots community effort to beautify our main drag. And restore some balance into our public spaces with native wildflowers. Read Mark’s post on Seed Bombing Water Street

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Re-Skilling Fest on Green Room

City of Ann Arbor CitiTV streaming video has a great program called Green Room TV moderated by filmmaker Barbara Lucas.  This link takes you to a 27 minute interview with Laura Smith, an Expert in Architecture and Environmental Psychology.  Laura  discusses dwindling natural … Continue reading

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Sustainable Happenings in Permaculture Ypsi

The Transition Ypsilanti “Permaculture Folk School” met for about 18 months or so and then went on a hiatus for about 8 months.  Now the group has morphed into “Abundant Michigan – Permaculture Ypsilanti,” a new group mostly organizing through … Continue reading

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Climate Action Plan for Ypsilanti

I was interviewed a month or so ago by Valerie of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance.  It seems her organization will be helping Ypsilanti to achieve a community-based climate action plan — something that is the goal of all Transition Initiatives. … Continue reading

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Sustainability Film Series Update

The Sustainability Film Series continues to grow and change. The collaboration between the Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Transition Ypsi, and Growing Hope remains strong and in December, we will add another partner, the Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Avenue branch. Showing films … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Weather of the Future

The Weather of the Future by Heidi Cullen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great concept — first half gives the science and the second half includes case studies of representative places and what their weather will look like in … Continue reading

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