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Ecotype – Problematic Concept in a Changing World

For those reasons, “local is best” is the mantra, if not the dogma, of many in the conservation and restoration community. It’s a cautious and logical approach. However, in recognition of the altered and changing world we live in and recognizing that ecological restoration and reconstruction projects are essentially the only way many species can move across today’s fragmented landscape, I would urge people to be a little more liberal in how they apply the ecotype concept. Continue reading

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Garden in the Drought

July (with one day left to go) has been rough on the garden. In Manhattan, KS, the temperature has exceeded 100 F on 19 days and reached or exceeded 105 on 9 days. It has rained just under an inch … Continue reading

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Bringing work home or bringing home to work?

I have to be able to garden in order to maintain my sanity. It is a lot why we bought a house when I started my graduate program at Kansas State. I probably spend as much time gardening as I … Continue reading

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