Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water

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Shinrin Yoku

November 8, 2018 Shinrin yoku is the Japanese term for ‘forest bathing’. The idea is that when a person spends time immersed in a forest, what they experience and sense provides improved physical and mental well-being. The Japanese have embraced…

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Leaf Fall

Last weekend in Northwest Arkansas we had our first real taste of fall weather. Temperatures dropped from the low 80’s into the 40’s and even 30’s. Then a misty rain and a breeze came along and provided a perfectly miserable…

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A Day Without Water

October 10, 2018 is the date of the fourth annual ‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ campaign. Water is such a given factor in our daily lives that it is hard to imagine going without. Water is also so convenient, most…

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Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil. Daniel Hillel. 1992. A book review

I first read Out of the Earth during 2007. Sharon, my wife, was taking Soils from Dr. David Miller at the University of Arkansas at the time. Dr. Miller assigned Out of the Earth as required reading for the class….

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Introducing the Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Collaborative

May 26 and 27, 2015 45 stakeholders from Arkansas’s forestry and drinking water sectors convened at Camp Mitchell on Petit Jean Mountain at the first-ever Arkansas Forests and Drinking Water Forum. This forum was held to explore the common interests…

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