Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating A Native Forest

From the makers of the film: "We’ve made the film free to view because we want the important messages of land regeneration, nature connection, and living more simply to reach as many people as possible. We hope you’re as inspired by the story of Hinewai Reserve.. as we are. Please feel free to share the … Continue reading Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating A Native Forest

Monarch Butterfly Summit

Monarch butterfly and caterpillar on Milkweed

A migration of expertise and resources to conserve the Western Monarch Butterfly Friday-Sunday, January 10-12, 2020 Pacific Grove / Carmel By-The-Sea COME JOIN US A new networking opportunity for those involved in the conservation and restoration of the Western Monarch Butterfly. By creating a wider community we will take flight with a united vision to improve what … Continue reading Monarch Butterfly Summit

A Chickadee’s Guide To Gardening By Douglas W. Tallamy

An excellent article on the value of planting native plants and the surprising things that can happen when you do! From a New York Times March 11, 2015 article written by Douglas W. Tallamy OXFORD, Pa. — I GREW up thinking little of plants. I was interested in snakes and turtles, then insects and, eventually, … Continue reading A Chickadee’s Guide To Gardening By Douglas W. Tallamy

Hope in a Changing Climate – by John D. Liu

Hope in a Changing Climate optimistically reframes the debate on global warming. Illustrating that large, decimated eco-systems can be restored, the BBC World documentary reveals success stories from Ethiopia, Rwanda and China which prove that bringing large areas back from environmental ruin is possible, and key to stabilising the earth's climate, eradicating poverty and making … Continue reading Hope in a Changing Climate – by John D. Liu

Learn about Rain Gardens and Bioswales at RCC

The following is a Press Release put out by Rogue Community College about the project Sustainable Rogue Valley is doing in collaboration with them on the Grants Pass Redwood Campus.   Grants Pass-Rogue Community College (RCC) and Sustainable Rogue Valley are working together to complete the demonstration Rain Garden and Bioswale on the RCC Redwood … Continue reading Learn about Rain Gardens and Bioswales at RCC

Transformative Change: conversations with Fritjof Capra

An interesting conversation... The Systems View of Life as a scientific basis of regeneration by Daniel Christian Wahl We need to educate ourselves and educate each other to learn the basic principles of ecology and systemic thinking and then we need to filter this through the local conditions and the local culture to create something that … Continue reading Transformative Change: conversations with Fritjof Capra

December 2017 Update on RCC Raingarden/Bioswale Project

NEARLY FINISHED! Here are pictures taken this summer and fall of the progress on the Project. Chas Rogers has done an amazing job – not only writing the grants, but coordinating the work and DOING a huge amount himself!  We just had a big planting day before Thanksgiving and LOTS of folks showed up – … Continue reading December 2017 Update on RCC Raingarden/Bioswale Project

Water Conservation Done Creatively

The following article was just posted by Utne - an online and paper magazine.  Sustainable Rogue Valley is presently in the midst of creating a large demonstration Rain Garden and Bioswale at Rogue Community College Campus in Grants Pass, OR., and created and care for a small version at the Josephine County Fairgrounds in 2016. … Continue reading Water Conservation Done Creatively

Insect Hotel installed at Fairgrounds

In early June Mike Nelson completed and installed an Insect Hotel in the Bees and Pollinators bed at the Firewise Gardens project at the Fairgrounds! As you can see from the picture it's truly a work of art! Each section is created as habitat for a different sort of pollinator insect. These "Insect Hotels" are … Continue reading Insect Hotel installed at Fairgrounds