Posted on September 30, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv
“In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions and simple ways to heal the broken bond—and many are right in our own backyard.”
Be sure to check out Richard Louv’s website and blog!
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Posted on September 28, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
CSR’s newest TV commercial aired last week!
You can make a positive impact on the environment and enjoy the beauty, ease of care, and conservation of precious resources by bringing native plants into your landscapes and properties. Conservation Seeding & Restoration, Inc. will satisfy all aspects of your native restoration goals. Our team will bring passion and expertise every step of the way. From design to plant and seed propagation, to installation and stewardship, Conservation Seeding and Restoration, Inc. is saving the planet one native plant at a time.
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Posted on September 27, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Golden currant, Ribes aureum, shows its fall colors at the CSR Farm!
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Posted on September 26, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Rubber Rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) is known to attract butterflies while in bloom during late summer. The Rubber Rabbitbrush below was photographed at, and is available from, the CSR Farm.
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Posted on September 23, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Big sacaton, (Sporobolus wrightii)
Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus) ready for planting at the CSR Farm south of Twin Falls, Idaho. Notice the native sod used as walkways between the native plant plots?
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Posted on September 22, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
CSR’s Aaron Harrington and Shelly Kleinkopf attended the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) September 14 – 17th in Tucson, Arizona. They are now certified as agency instructors and have the ability to instruct and coach, as well as certify CSR employees in the safety of ATV use. Great work Aaron and Shelly!
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Posted on September 21, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Fringed sage, Artemisia frigida:
This is a low-spreading, semi-evergreen shrub, with numerous stems arising from a woody base to 18 in. The deeply-divided, soft, woolly, gray-green leaves are fine-textured (almost hair-like) and aromatic. The pale yellow flowers and the fruit are rather inconspicuous. It is drought tolerant. A good soil stabilizer and ground cover. Important winter feed for Elk, Pronghorn, and deer. Pollen is a cause of hay fever. Edible herb, aromatic. (Lady Bid Johnson Wildflower)
The Fringed Sage shown above was photographed at the CSR Farm and is part of a new adventure in native plants called, Native Roots. Read more about Native Roots by clicking here.
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Posted on September 20, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
The Southern Idaho Land Trust presents the 19th Annual Thousand Springs Festival!
“The 19th annual Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts will be held on Sept. 24th and 25th, 2011. With over 4,000 guests having traveled off the beaten path to attend last year’s event, organizers are sure the festival is only going to grow in popularity.
The Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts is the primary fundraiser for the Southern Idaho Land Trust, which is a conservation group that promotes and oversees conservation eastements for ranches and farms in southern Idaho. The mission is to promote open space for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Read here to learn about two projects the group is currently supporting.”
Conservation Seeding & Restoration Inc will be there to answer all your questions about native plants. We welcome you to attend this great event!
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Posted on September 19, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Seed collecting season is at hand for the CSR Seed Department! Over the next 6 weeks, native sunflower seed will be collected and dried from the CSR production field located in Buhl, ID. This sunflower seed will be used in Native Restoration to attract bees, butterflies and birds.
The seed will be cleaned in a Dybvig Seed Cleaner. This seed cleaner is like a dull blender with a crevice for the seeds to fall into.
The annual sunflower is a great restoration species as it grows best in disturbed soils and then is out-competed by native grasses and shrubs.
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Posted on September 16, 2011 by Conservation Seeding & Restoration INC
Yellow willow, Salix lutea / Fringed sage, Artemisia frigida
Conservation Seeding & Restoration Inc has officially opened its Southern ID Wholesale Nursery, located south of Twin Falls at 2475 E 3600 N.
From native trees to forbs -we have you covered!
Call toll-free 877-423-4835 to schedule an appointment.
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