Category: Talking Head
Presentation: A Sedimental Journey: Tracking Historic Dirt Downstream
Using archival photos and my forest forensics photos of clues to the history of my own beloved woods – and far beyond – I presented …
Reading: Grateful Dead-heading
I read my essay, “Grateful Dead-Heading, A Gardener’s Revelation,” from the book Better With Age, to students in a Lifelong Learning Institute course taught by book editors Bob Bersson and Jack Greer.
Presentation: Forests for Life
Presented “Forests for Life” to the American Association of University Women, at Bridgewater Retirement Community (not recorded). …
A Sedimental Journey: How Historic Deforestation Degrades Waterways Today
I was invited to give this presentation by my watershed group, Friends of the North Fork Shenandoah River. In “A Sedimental Journey: How Historic Deforestation Degrades Waterways Today,” I …
Repairing the Past, Defending the Future
I was invited to be on the Global Climate Commons Panel at the 2020 annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association in Lexington, KY. By the time the meeting was cancelled due to covid-19, I’d already prepared this Powerpoint, which James Madison University then kindly taped.…
Forests of the Southern Appalachians: Repairing the Past, Defending the Future
The theme for the 2020 annual conference of the Appalachian Studies Association was “Appalachian Understories.” Conference announcements cited, somewhat vaguely, the “Mother Forest.” This was nice to see because the globally unique Southern Appalachian forests don’t receive much recognition, especially the world-class national forest commons. Yet these nearly contiguous six million acres …
Forests Are Our Future
Opening Keynote Speech at Penn State University’s Forest Landowner Conference, March, 2019.
The invitation to open this large and prestigious 2-day conference was dangerously flattering. Not only did it give me the opportunity to visit my revered PA friend and writer, Marcia Bonta, and her …