- 28 - Malibu Compost in Sunset Magazine
- 15 - New Compost Teas AVAILABLE NOW!
- 01 - Malibu Compost featured on Garden Betty
- 04 - Product Preview: Get Ready for a Tea Party!
- 01 - Bu’s Brew now available through Williams-Sonoma
- 07 - SoCal Community Garden Program on now!
- 07 - Orange County, San Diego, & Inland Empire Community Garden Program
- 07 - LA, Ventura, & Santa Barbara County Community Garden Program
- 09 - Santa Barbara County Community Garden Special
- 09 - San Diego County Community Garden Special
- 09 - Los Angeles County Community Garden Special
- 09 - Riverside County Community Garden Special
- 09 - San Bernardino County Community Garden Special
- 09 - San Fernando Valley Community Garden Special
- 09 - Orange County Community Garden Special
- 09 - Ventura County Community Garden Special
- 23 - Soilove’s Norma Bonilla shares the love
- 15 - California Expected to Lose 100 Dairy Farms
- 05 - Garden BootCamp Teleseminar from Ardenwoods Nursery
- 10 - Biodynamics: Tuning In to the Heartbeat of the Soil
- 07 - Testimonial: Put the Bu in Butterflies
- 24 - Testimonial
- 18 - Using soil amendments
- 15 - Love in Bloom
- 09 - The Dish on Dairy Dirt: Ruminations on composted manure
- 22 - Herbicide in Our Watershed: Report reveals this Chemical Causes Birth Defects.
- 20 - One Cow, One Man, One Planet
- 12 - Documentary on bee colony collapse focuses on cutting pesticide use
- 05 - Ojai Premiere: “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?”
- 25 - Garden Gossip - 4/22/11
- 22 - Testimonial: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
- 20 - Garden Gossip - 4/15/11
- 18 - Demeter Association vs. Monsanto
- 07 - Testimonial
- 30 - The Power of Dirt
- 28 - Malibu Compost and Tomatomania!
- 28 - Garden Gossip: BD Saving the Planet (3/25/11)
- 24 - Mariposa Elementary Thanks Malibu Compost
- 24 - Living Each Day With Beauty and Inspiration
- 15 - The Harmful Effects of Miracle-Gro
- 15 - Garden Gossip - 3/11/11
- 02 - Testimonial by Judy Pearce
- 02 - A Soolip Wedding Preview
- 28 - Garden Gossip ft. Dan Bifano and Matthew Freund
- 18 - Malibu Compost at Luther Burbank Middle School
- 16 - Dirty Girl Gardening Is Lovin’ Malibu Compost
- 20 - Landscaper Testimonial
- 20 - Tea Party Workshop: This Saturday in Santa Barbara!
- 20 - Tea Party Workshop: Feb. 5 in Santa Barbara!
- 13 - Colum Riley interview on “Get Growing”
- 03 - Denise on “Garden Gossip” Radio!
- 02 - Shout Out from Ojai Valley Green Coalition!
- 27 - Randy Ritchie to Present at Cedros Gardens on October 30th!
- 22 - Bu at Photo Shoot for “C” Magazine
- 19 - Randy Ritchie (Malibu Compost) Interview with The Farmer Fred Rant!
- 18 - Bu’s Blend at Highland Hall Waldorf School
- 16 - Prest-o Change-o!
- 16 - Thank You Letter: Soil Web Workshop
- 17 - The Problem with Factory Farms
- 17 - Reconstruction
- 16 - Woman’s life goes from manure to manure
- 09 - Open Letter from Desiree Negrete
- 30 - No methyl iodide on our food
- 28 - An Open Letter to Gary Conklin and the Workers of the Conklin Dairy Farm
- 20 - Saving Tongass National Forest
- 20 - DOJ Turns up Heat in Monsanto Anti-Trust Probe
- 10 - Meeting BU
- 10 - Bu’s First Blog
The other day, I had a realization about the future of the Tongass National Forest: It’s like piecing together a puzzle.
We all know that the forest’s ecosystem is intricately balanced between salmon, bears and old-growth trees – but the network of human interests is just as complex. Conservationists, fishermen, Native groups, lumberjacks, and town governments – all depend on the forest’s ecosystem for their livelihoods as well.
A historic thing is happening in the Tongass right now as these groups put decades of conflict on hold to come to the table and try to fit all the pieces together, knowing that a sustainable vision of the forest awaits at the end.
But the Sealaska Corporation, having profited from years of intensive logging, doesn’t like the way the picture is coming together. Surprisingly, the U.S. Senate is moving forward on its proposal to dismiss the conservation piece of the Tongass puzzle and authorize more clearcutting on high-value land. The “Sealaska bill” will only perpetuate conflict in the Tongass, razing old-growth forests along the way.
Conservation is essential to the future of the Tongass. This place is unique and majestic and all too important to waste for short-term gains. It is a place where huge bears grow fat on salmon, eagles soar through endless skies, and 500-year-old trees stand silent sentry over a lush, verdant world. The old-growth trees are the stalwarts of the forest. They foster the rich biodiversity that is its lifeblood, safeguarding its complex, intricate balance. No plan for the future of the Tongass will be sustainable without protecting these iconic trees and the invaluable habitats they enable.
Sealaska Corporation is one of the largest private employers in the region and, consequently, an irrepressible piece of the overall Tongass picture. But we cannot allow its friends in the Senate – far removed from the good faith efforts to finally solve this great puzzle – to force this one piece where it doesn’t belong, blithely discarding the keystone of conservation. The Sealaska bill would perpetuate the conflicts we’re trying so diligently to resolve. The bill is gaining ground in Washington, DC, so please act today to stop this corporate takeover of our public lands!
Conservation is necessary to secure the future of the Tongass and its people. The balance of complex human needs that depend on the forest requires that we preserve the intricate balance of the forest first.
Thank you for all that you do,
Cindy Shogan , Executive Director, Alaska Wilderness League