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April 2012

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The Horticratic Oath

The Horticratic Oath

The ancient Hippocratic Oath begins, “First, do no harm…” Perhaps a “Horticratic Oath” is an equally important promise, addressing the foundation of life on earth.

Labyrinth Garden Earth Sculpture

Labyrinth Garden Earth Sculpture

After gathering a few grants to get started, plus permission from the city to build in a public park and a core of dedicated volunteers, the Labyrinth Garden Earth Sculpture became a reality.

Creating Habitats and Saving Pollinators

Creating Habitats and Saving Pollinators

As the owner of LaceWing Gardening, Design and Consulting Services, Diane Olson-Schmidt shares her knowledge and love of the landscape with clients throughout the Milwaukee area—using sustainable landscape practices every step of the way.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

Energy-Efficient Lighting

Energy-efficient lighting is a fast, easy and low-cost way to save energy.

Milwaukee, Powered by Solar and People

Milwaukee, Powered by Solar and People

In 1990, when a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens from Central Wisconsin initially assembled to plan their first Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair, there were several confident optimists in the group who believed in an imminent future powered by renewable energy.

How-to Series Explains Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land

How-to Series Explains Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land

In the Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land book series, authors Steven I. Apfelbaum, M.S., and Dr. Alan Haney explain how and why to restore an ecosystem to its natural state.

Yoga Barn Opens in Germantown

Yoga Barn Opens in Germantown

The Yoga Barn has opened at N132 W17303 Rockfield Road, in Germantown, and yogis of all ages and abilities are invited to practice yoga in a peaceful, nurturing environment.

Get Help Starting a Yard Garden

Get Help Starting a Yard Garden

Growing Power and The Green Team of Wisconsin have joined forces to launch the 20,000 Backyard Gardens Initiative.

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Milwaukee native Tom Bugbee recently donated a Little Free Library, near the Riverside Park entrance of the Urban Ecology Center.

Metroboard Electric Skateboard

Metroboard Electric Skateboard

Kef Design, LLC, designs and manufactures Metroboard electric skateboards, using the latest technology in batteries, motors and electronics to create a portable electric vehicle.

April 2012 Publisher Letter

April 2012 Publisher Letter

As we celebrate Earth Day this month and beyond, let’s acknowledge the remarkable place where we live and protect our region’s bounty through conservation and sustainability.