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THESE ARE THE ARTICLES, ESSAYS AND TALKS THAT TURN US ON + DRIVE OUR WORK IN THE BACKCOUNTRY BACKYARDS COLLECTIVE:

Intelligent. Bold. Innovative.

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A FIELD NOTES ESSAY BY JILLIAN LUKIWSKI

"The truth is, I am concerned for humanity. I am concerned by the way we insulate our bodies, minds and souls from any degree of discomfort, shield ourselves from suffering, grow mono-dimensional in our middle age until death bumps us off into the great beyond and our bodies go to stardust. I am concerned..."

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AN AGRARIAN SUPERSTAR

What You Want

A  Backyard Farmer Harnesses the Power of the Planet to Feed Our Souls & Bring Us Together

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BRINGING WILD NATURE HOME

This NYTimes story highlights the bennies of going au naturel

“David and I have always loved the idea of camping but aren’t totally comfortable camping,” said Ms. Measer, 51, who runs her own residential design firm, DK Design House. “We thought, ‘What if we could bring the country house and camping to the city and have all the comforts and urbanity that we enjoy?’”

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GET CERTIFIED!

The National Wildlife Federation wants you to create habitat:

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference for wildlife.

 
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SPRING RITES

Colorado State Forest Service Conservation Seedling Program

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Nursery, located on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, is the state’s leader in producing low-cost, Colorado-grown seedling trees and shrubs for conservation purposes. The CSFS Nursery produces more than 40 species, all selected for their hardiness and adaptability.
Ordering plants from this program allows landowners to plant large swaths affordably. Think - $48.95 for a single 5-gallon plant? Or 25 bare-root plants for $35? 
This program just may become a spring ritual for you!

 

FOR MORE WONDER, REWILD THE WORLD

George Manbiot, letting Nature decide, for richer, wilder adventures

 
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ReWilding the American Child