Niger is a surprising success story in Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR)
“I flew from Ethiopia, and you can see it when you fly over the border from Chad to Niger,” says Dr. Kelechi Eleanya, an instructor at the Yale School of Forestry and Environme...
Nestled in the mountainous countryside of Northwest Morocco is a city painted entirely in shades of blue. In Chefchaouen, called Chaouen by locals, the unique, chromatic tradition originated in the 15th century, when several waves of Jewish refugees from Europe settled in the town. They painted their dwellings and shops to emulate the shades of the sky as a reminder of their relationship with God.
Gardening has a unique way of grounding you in the moment. Whether it's due to the ephemeral nature of plants, intimate contact with the biological world, or the sense of rote and ritual, the act of working to beautify a space with biological life can beget a sense of calm and contentment. This satisfied sense of situational awareness is called mindfulness.
Pocket planters are typically round growing containers with multiple "pocket" openings around the outside that offer many planting possibilities. Though pocket planters can get a little crowded because there are so many places for plants, using a plant-appropriate potting mix and a rich soil amendment, such as earthworm castings, will help plants thrive in these unique containers.