In March of 2019 I read this now to be classic summary of how to face climate reality and work together to deal with the new realities in the 21st Century. Looking back on my environmental educator journey and the formation of Faribault Area Committee for Environmental Quality in the early 1970's after the first "Earth Day" in April 1970, when I spoke at the U of M about how dumb our country was to use defoliants in Viet Nam...and how they were keeping military secrets..Then too, it was often about oil and the illusion of control of resources over compassion for people and ecosystems.
And learning about current farming practice by reading stories such as I just found in Yes! Magazine that I subscribe to....The Way Climate Change Unites Us. Building Bridges https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/building-bridges/climate-change-politics-farmers-20191121
Here is my grandpa, Noah Elwood Weaver about 1910 in the spring on the Eicher Family farm. His soon to be wife, Edna Helena Eicher was raised on this farm in Montgomery Co Ohio, where a variety of apple trees could be found.
Apples and trees, planting of many types have played a big role in the Weaver family tree in my experience.
Letter from Ron Osterbauer, Feb 1982, River Bend Nature Center to Peg Koering of the Nature Conservancy with cc to Charlie Turnbull and Orwin Rustad of Faribault on the board of directors.
Map at River Bend Nature Center, as photographed by this author in the Autumn of 2019, noticing the Weaver Cabin Remants near the the bend of the river,
Tasty non pasteurized cider too -- And once again I picked a bunch of local apples here in the Twin Cities and processed them by hand in this foley food mill, and then canned them to put in the freezer for sharing over the next year.