Vortex Leopold : soil, water, air, flora, fauna, geneosphere
>
navigation, contact, access: click ►▼, link & ••• — January 1, 2018
*
for legibility, links may be shown as ••• (three dots are always a link to something)
written with OmniOutliner ••• for Mac.
click on arrows to show and hide rows.
*
command-shift-click on any disclosure arrow: ►▼ shows or hides all rows (top-level is not hidden).
*
complete search of a page requires that all rows be made visible first.
>
how to contact us
*
Leif Smith
303-778-0880
Explorers Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 9100
Denver, CO 80209
USA
*
leifsmith@gmail.comImportant: If we are not already in email communication, please put “*****” at the beginning of the Subject: line of your email. This will assure that we don’t miss the first email you send to us.
*
Explorers Foundation ••• home page
*
efBegin ••• top level for all outlines
*
Vortices ••• list of all vortices
*
Threads ••• traces of conversations
*
Glyphs ••• list of fragments of Freeorder
*
Investments ••• a table of all investments
*
freeorder ••• the concept & vision
 
explorersfoundation.org/leopold.html — a vortex is a region of Explorers Foundation research and investment.
 
>
Log
*
Use contact info above to be in touch about anything in this vortex. -leif
*
01Jan18: added to the “Windward” section: a working definition of ‘Capital’, Andrews’s notes
*
11Nov17: peat bogs
*
21Oct17: added link to bacteria/soil
*
22Jun17: Colorado Headwaters Project, Jerry Mallett; Paul Stamets, mycologist; Water: SWIIM, Agua Via; Mark Seyer: Talus Resources; Adirondack League Club
*
18Feb17: added SWIIM; a paper by McNelly; minor edits; repaired link to W. C. Lowdermilk’s article; added to the Ford, Burroughs, Garrett story; added Ed Warner’s talk on conservation.
 
*
“Carbon-rich peat bogs seem to adapt well to changes in temperature, precipitation and other climate-related factors” ••• (“Massive Carbon Sink May Be More Resilient Than Scientists Thought,” Scientific American) vLeopold.com
>
Breakthrough in soil production and enhancement, the work of Jim McNelly, Renewable Carbon Management
*
“Maturity and Stability of Bio-based Nutrients: The NaturTech Biofertilizer Breakthrough” ••• — McNelly, 2016
*
“Bio-conversion” ••• — McNelly, 1996 : the story of Jim’s early vision
*
Renewable Carbon Management ••• : Jim’s company
*
Working on comprehensive infrastructure for organic waste management, Orange County, California - 6/22/17
>
Restoration of Colorado headwaters, Jerry Mallett
*
http://www.roadless.net/sections/support/JerryMallett.pdfStatement of Jerry Mallett, County Commissioner, District 2, Chaffee County, CO, Before the Roadless Areas Review, Task Force Public Participation Meetings,, Pike and San Isabel National Forests January 6, 2006 Pueblo, Colorado.
>
Agua Via ••• — a one water molecule thick membrane for desalination,and purification of waste water.
*
Related: SemiTropic Water Storage District •••
>
Talus Resources — detection of aquifer contamination from excessive or misplaced fracking (Houston, Texas).
*
This is an oil and gas exploration company, Mark Seyer, CEO. Their technology is being used to assess environmental risks. Contact us for information.
*
Conquest of the Land through Seven Thousand Years, by W. C. Lowdermilk ••• What has happened to the soils of our planet, how, who, and why. Thanks to Jim McNelly of Renewable Carbon Management •••. Jim has figured out what it takes to rebuild soils on a massive scale by making use of the network of intermodal shipping terminals and their millions of containers.
>
Mycologist, Paul Stamets ••• (glyph 199)
*
Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for over thirty years. Over this time, he has discovered and coauthored four new species of mushrooms, and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation. He received the 1998 "Bioneers Award" from The Collective Heritage Institute, and the 1999 "Founder of a New Northwest Award" from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. —from bio on www.fungi.com
V
Windward Foundation ••• : an education & research center
*
‘A Working Definition of "Capital" and why it to matters to creating a post-consumer village •••’ by Andrew, 2015, posted in Windward Notes.
*
“There is a kind of eloquence to this place, like an old tom cat who has seen many scuffles; proud and determined, but also humble and street smart.” —Andrew’s second impression ••• of Windward
V
Permaculture Spring Break ••• : Three days of hands-on learning, March 27-29 2017
*
“The overarching theme of the course is an exploration of the practical details of building a land-based economy.
“That is, how to work with the nature and character of land to build a productive ecosystem capable of providing the raw materials (food, fuel, medicine, craft materials, clothing materials, etc) for communities, even on marginal land like Windward's.
“We will explore these concepts by working directly with the primary economy of plant-based ecosystems - making water retentive growing spaces, conditioning the soil in native ecosystems, and propagating and planting productive native shubs, trees, and herbs.”
*
 Sand County Foundation •••, “the nation’s leading voice for private land conservation” — “Conservation can accomplish its objectives only when it springs from an impelling conviction on the part of private land owners." —Aldo Leopold, conservationist, landowner and author of A Sand County Almanac.
>
SWIIM ••• (message from Kevin France, CEO) integrated crop and water management. Regenesis Management Group ••• (creators of the SWIIM technology)
*
The technology for SWIIM was developed by Regenesis Management Group •••
*
Ed Warner is a principal in SWIIM and Regenesis.
*
Ed Warner, Geologist, Philanthropist and Conservationist Dr. Edward M. Warner, speaks on ”Thinking Outside the Box: Energy, Environment, and Community.” Ed is a director of Sand County Foundation, Regenesis Management Group, and of Explorers Foundation.
*
Running with Rhinos ••• : a Discover Magazine article about a book by Ed Warner (on the board of directors for Sand County Foundation, Regenesis Management Group (SWIIM), and Explorers Foundation.
*
Seed Savers Exchange •••
>
Enduring Seeds •••, by Gary Paul Nabhan — on the need for biological diversity
V
Descritpion of the book, from the University of Arizona Press
*
“As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas. Gary Paul Nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. He then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways. This edition features a new foreword by Miguel Altieri, one of today's leading spokesmen for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of indigenous farming methods.”
*
Seed Savers Exchange ••• Conservators, collectors and distributors of heirloom seeds
>
John Burroughs, Henry Ford; Louis Bromfield
*
Henry Ford gave John Burroughs an early model-T, and renewed the gift frequently. They became good friends. See The Wild Wheel •••, a biography of Ford by Garet Garrett. Henry Ford’s first philanthropic donation was for birds. The entire book is available at no charge from the Mises Institute (click on the three dots after the title). This is the most interesting book on Ford I’ve encountered, written by a man who knew him, and who appreciated individuality as few others understand how to do.
>
Louis Bromfield (1896-1956), Malabar Farm (1948), Pleasant Valley (1945)
*
Deborah Fleming, Ashland University, wrote: Louis Bromfield (1896-1956) produced at least two books which should be included n the canon of environmental writing and place him among the ranks of notable literary environmentalists — Pleasant Valley (1945) and Malabar Farm (1948). These books, as well as five other nonfiction works on sustainable agriculture and ecology, deserve to be placed in the literary tradition of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. Bromfield himself should be considered to be a forerunner of the philosophies of Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, and Wes Jackson. Bromfield's great success at popular fiction has caused him to be slighted not only by literary critics but also by environmentalist scholars; however, several recent critics have asserted that his fiction—much of which is concerned with environmental themes such as encroaching industrialism, despoilation of nature, and alienation of people from the land—as well as his nonfiction, should be reassessed. Placing him in the tradition of Sherwood Anderson, they believe that he has made a substantial contribution to the American literary canon.
*
The above was taken from: http://oae.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/19/3/309 — 27 Dec 08
>
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.
*
“For over 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, and providing innovative educational programs, environmental advocacy, and musical celebrations, including the renowned annual Clearwater Festival, to inspire, educate, and activate millions of people.”
>
Adirondack League Club, New York
*
Article I of the constitution of the Adirondack League Club states the three guiding principles of the ALC are:
1. The preservation and conservation of the Adirondack forest and the propagation and proper protection of fish and game in the Adirondack region.
2. The establishment and promotion of an improved system of scientific forestry.
3. The maintenance of an ample preserve for the benefit of its members for the purpose of hunting, fishing, rest, and recreation.
>
Glyphs related to this vortex
*
Sand County Foundation — Community Based Natural Resource Management - glyph 44 land . ethics . environment, conservation, land use, community based conservation network . USA, Africa
*
Cooperative Sagebrush Initiative - glyph 357: ecology, natural resource management, land, water, flora, fauna . nature, preservation, conservation, environment, environmental . law ... respect for boundaries ... collaboration, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, mutual advantage as subsitute for conflict, discovery processes... tragegy of the commons resolved ... Sand County Foundation, Aldo Leopold, private lands, government, industry, mutually beneficial engagement through novel devices of governance and economics ... conservation credits, negotiable, market for environmental (ecological) services
*
Jim McNelly's "Bioconversion" & Renewable Carbon Management, LLC - glyph 20.com: carbon soil compost composting earthworms jim mcnelly composter renewable carbon management minnesota ... nitrates . rivers . oceans ... ecology . soil rebuilding, biofertilizer ... food growing, bioponics ... intermodal shipping containers
*
Complexity & Economics, short videos by Max Borders - glyph 419: economics, philosophy, order, complex order, complex adaptive systems, complexity ... nodes, networks ... designed order, spontaneous order ... emergence of unexpected order ... orders which are the result of human action but not of human design, composite otder, freeorder ... emergence of freeorder ... transaction costs, information, structure of enterprise and government ... Max Borders, F. A. Hayek, Robert Coase, Richard Epstein, Ilya Prigogine, Stuart Kaufmann ..... abstention from control of things that are within our power to control so as to preserve the power of spontaneous order to produce problem solutions beyond our ability to invent — why we seek ever more fruitful freeorders -leif
*
Seed Savers Exchange - glyph 251: genetics genes environment diversity stewards heritage legacy tradition ... conservation of the consequences of spontaneous order
*
Windward - glyph 207: community (begun in mid-70's) . self-reliance . old, new . creativity . problem solving . washington, klickitat, north of Columbia River Gorge, Oregon ... management of complex systems, sustainability ... intentional community ... designed order, spontaneous order, balance, freeorder ... recognition of and respect for boundaries ... model, test, hands on ... Walt Patrick ... Windward Foundation ... note on taxonomy & parataxic distortions ... plans for civilization
*
Rocky Mountain Land Library - glyph 422 earth, land, air, water, flora, fauna, geography, geology, minerals ... library, books ... a startup nonprofit venture in Colorado ... ecology, environment ... resource for educators ... conservation, tools for stewardship
*
Noble Foundation - glyph 162: source and uses of wealth . philanthropy . energy, production, generosity, vision ... Lloyd Noble, Ardmore, Oklahoma
>
Our investments related to this vortex
*
2007: Seed Savers Exchange: Cobden-Bright Award of $250.
*
2007: Sand County Foundation: Cobden-Bright Award of $250.
>
History and Participants
*
Originally named after John Burroughs, and later renamed after Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, after Explorers Foundation developed a relationship with the Sand County Foundation and invested in their work on collaborative conservation practices.
>
Participants in this Vortex: Jim McNelly, Ed Warner, Gail Pergamit, Jerry Mallett
*
Ed Warner, Jim McNelly, Gale Daniel, Max Borders, Michael Strong, Barbara Johnson, Yuri Anders To be invited: Walt Patrick, Mike Jones, Andy Brown, Joe Meheen, Liz Gardener, Marilyn Auer, Gary Paul Nabhan
.oOo.