Blackwood is about education, and this session is a discussion of how young students come to the farm to learn what it’s like to start farming. Both Becca, the farmer, and Phil, the program curator, came to Blackwood from unexpected backgrounds–and their backgrounds become the background of today’s story.
Our Valentine’s Day show features Jim Blackburn who joins us to talk about things that will happen, or happen with increased fury, as climate change takes hold. On the flooding front, Jim has organized the Bayou City Initiative, now in its second year, and drawing the attention of decisionmakers in the County. On the greenhouse gas front, Jim recounts his recent appearance before decisionmakers in Beaumont and how they responded to efforts to reduce the amount of carbon products added to the atmosphere.
H.B. 763 has been introduced, it has Republican and Democratic sponsors, and it’s a simple tax at the carbon source–well or mine. The Citizens Climate Lobby would like for you to become trained in lobbying your legislators about this bill and other issues and there are chapters with meetings north, middle and south of Houston. Learn more as we talk about this bill, bi-partisanship, the GND and a lot more.
Nell is a licensed plumber and Dean a master machinist–together, they have been building and installing rainwater catch systems for a long time: Metal Raintanks. They talk about how the business came to be and the ongoing challenges facing any business–especially a green one.
In this information packed episode, the second at our new Thursday time, Angela hits all the things that will get you started on your Houston fruit growing journey. Urban Harvest has the answers to everything about gardening, and the annual sale (Feb. 9, 2019) has been a part of those answers for almost 20 years. Whether a container on your porch or a Meyer Lemon as your sunny yard mainstay, fruit trees are another reason to love our Houston town.