From the equator to the arctic, life forms have adapted to their particular climate and regional conditions. In steamy sub-tropical estuaries, mangrove forests dominate the landscape. They bridge the salt- […]
Back in 2012, while working for Cornell Cooperative Extension, I was facing a conundrum. Much of the east coast had experienced widespread floodwaters in 2011, after Hurricane Irene and Tropical […]
Roots are not passive actors in the exchange of nutrients with soil. Their growth helps the plant, and the environment!
Adding compost to a garden is a good idea. But, like most things in life, is it best to do it in moderation? To answer that question, you need to […]
Soils are part of our daily life: from the food we eat to the home we live in. We are most familiar with the soils under our feet. But, did […]
Carbon is the central element in organic compounds necessary for life. Organic compounds make up the cells and other structures of organisms and carry out life processes. Carbon is the […]
Soil is rich with biological diversity and complexity that is not immediately apparent to the un-aided eye. Without a strong microscope, you wouldn’t know that there are hundreds of thousands, […]