Tag: sustainable

Sustainability: definition with simple natural science

Sustainability: definition with simple natural science

By Micah Moen 27 Comments March 22, 2020

Hi Alex here. What is sustainability? You must have heard a lot about sustainability and sustainable development over the last few years. I know I did. And maybe, just maybe, sometimes you were not totally clear as to what people really meant. So here is a definition that my workshop participants have found very clear […]

Career choice & Worldly happiness

Career choice & Worldly happiness

By Micah Moen 16 Comments February 12, 2020

CAREER CHOICE AND WORLDLY HAPPINESS Padanamaskaram Swamiji! I am Bharath from Amrita School of Engineering. My question is related to Pravrutti. Swamiji, I am going to finish MTech in two months and I have to find a Job. It has always been my desire to work in Aerospace Industry. By your grace I have confidence […]

Career choice & Worldly happiness-II

Career choice & Worldly happiness-II

By Micah Moen 12 Comments February 11, 2020

Bharath (Q3): Like me, many youngsters have different kinds of passions. Please tell me what is meant by interest and what is meant by passion. Should there be any restrictions in developing our interests? Swami: An attraction to an item is interest. When the same interest intensifies, it becomes passion. If the fruit of the […]

Mexican Honey Wasp |Daphne Richards |Central Texas Gardener

Mexican Honey Wasp |Daphne Richards |Central Texas Gardener

By Micah Moen 1 Comment February 10, 2020

– In San Antonio, Mark Harris spotted this beach-ball sized, papery-looking nest near the top of a tree, home to hundreds of flying insects. Should he be concerned about them? It’s hard to see individual insects here, but from their behavior, my entomology colleague Wizzie Brown suspects Mexican honey wasps. Wizzie tells us that these […]

Pretty perennials for wildlife |Wright’s Nursery | Central Texas Gardener

Pretty perennials for wildlife |Wright’s Nursery | Central Texas Gardener

By Micah Moen 1 Comment February 9, 2020

Thanks for sharing your garden with us. Now we’re going to be talking about some really cool Texas native plants and we’re joined by a couple of new guest Central Texas Gardener Barbara and Bobby Wright from Wright’s Nursery out west of Killeen in the Texas Hill Country Great to have you on the program […]

Xeric-style wildlife party & chickens instead of lawn |Heather & Brett Ginsburg

Xeric-style wildlife party & chickens instead of lawn |Heather & Brett Ginsburg

By Micah Moen 5 Comments February 7, 2020

This garden wasn’t it so lively in 2009 when Heather and Brett Ginsburg bought their older home in San Antonio, rather than a vivid scene peppered with nurturing wildlife, it was jam-packed dull where clusters of grub worms chomp the sun-beached grass. [Heather] I didn’t see earthworms, that was the other thing that was very […]

Goodbye Lawn: Hello to Wildlife & Serene Courtyard Living | Central Texas Gardener

Goodbye Lawn: Hello to Wildlife & Serene Courtyard Living | Central Texas Gardener

By Micah Moen 9 Comments February 6, 2020

Above Bull Creek, Rhonda and David Watson dumped lawn and bland invasive plants for drought-tough intrigue that extends the Green Belt’s wildlife habitat. To update plants and design including their courtyard living room, they worked with landscaper John Gibson and landscape architect Curt Arnett. – It started in the courtyard, and then it moved to […]

Updated garden for lifestyle, food, and wildlife |Sara Breuer

Updated garden for lifestyle, food, and wildlife |Sara Breuer

By Micah Moen 2 Comments February 4, 2020

Sara Breuer’s garden in Northwest Austin has seen a lot of changes. She, husband Tim and son Henry arrived in 2006.>>In my job, I do marketing and I work with a lot of creative people and that’s inspiring to me.>>Along with renovating outdated design and inviting wildlife back in, Sara’s challenged by soil that is […]

Home, Family, and Wildlife | Leah & Jon Gillum |Central Texas Gardener

Home, Family, and Wildlife | Leah & Jon Gillum |Central Texas Gardener

By Micah Moen 7 Comments February 4, 2020

– We moved out to Dripping Springs in 2013. We had lived in Southwest Austin and we had a couple of reasons for moving out here. But one of them is that we had a very tiny yard with a huge oak canopy. It was beautiful but just didn’t have enough light. We were fortunate […]

Compost How-To |Sheryl Williams |Central Texas Gardener

Compost How-To |Sheryl Williams |Central Texas Gardener

By Micah Moen 1 Comment January 31, 2020

What is compost and why do you even want it? Compost is decayed organic matter that is rich in nutrients and used as a soil conditioner. When you look at compost, you should not be able to recognize the ingredients. You can see here, I’ve got some little bits of egg shell, that you can […]