A Seasonal Nature Table

A Seasonal Nature Table

quietening the mind  deep in the forest  water drips  ~Hasho  Many of our experiences with nature evoke a calm, relaxing state. Research has found that spending 30 minutes a week in nature reduces high blood pressure and depression (Christina Procopiou Medical Daily...
Rethink! January

Rethink! January

This month’s tip is dryer balls. Dryer balls are a natural, nontoxic, and affordable alternative to dryer sheets. Dryer balls offer many benefits:  Non-toxic and the majority are hypoallergenic   Energy-saving  Affordable and there are DIY options  Reduce your waste...
An Introduction to Water Quality Testing at Beaver Ponds

An Introduction to Water Quality Testing at Beaver Ponds

One of the important things we do at Beaver Ponds is water quality monitoring. This is fundamental to the management of water resources that support healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems as well as sustainable and healthy water supplies. These tests can tell us...
Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

This is considered an introduced weed and can thrive near roadsides and in disturbed soil.  Gardeners in the high country will recognize this herb and hopefully after reading this will consider it another food, medicine, and fiber dye to harvest while pulling weeds. ...
Kinesthesia and the Forest

Kinesthesia and the Forest

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Kinesthesia as “the brain’s awareness of the position and movement of the body or limbs etc., by means of sensory nerves within the muscles and joints.”  When you think about the amazing capacity of our bodies and minds to...