Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Week of Links: Meadows Cabin Edition

We're headed out to Syria, VA tomorrow to stay at the PATC's Meadows Cabin. This is one of our favorites in the PATC system and it's become an annual trip with a group of friends to go during the weekend of the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival. Last year, it was warm enough that the toddlers took a bath in a wheelbarrow outside. This year, the forecast is for highs in the 40s and rain. But we'll have a fantastic view from the outhouse, and eat apples, wild grapes, and spicebush berries from the yard.

Some things we found interesting this week:
  • It's not too late to answer our question: Where Do You Go For Fall Foliage?
  • NWF: Landscaping can be for the birds:
  • Disturbing story, & MD is on the list: Some Coal Plants Cleanse the Air at the Expense of Waterways (NYTimes)
  • New take on nobel in econ: Ostrom an expert on sustainable ag
  • New Park coming soon to Columbia Heights -
  • Wonderful WaPo article about 'My Side of the Mountain' - I loved that book.
  • Ride WMATA or like reducing congestion? Sign CSG's petition for more support from local gov'ts
  • Seeing the monarchs in Michoacan was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Monarch migration
  • John Brown 150th Commemoration next weekend at Harpers Ferry:
  • Someday I will bike the 334 mi from Gtown to Pittsburgh: Great Allegheny Passage rail trail in USA Today
  • Michael Pollan's Botany of Desire is coming to PBS on 10/28 - preview here:
  • Very cool - the Solar Decathlon will be connected to PEPCO's grid. The homes will contribute more energy than they consume.
  • This would be so cool if it works - Making Algae Biodiesel from Chesapeake Bay Pollution
  • Great Kojo Show about the role of nature in healing
  • RIP Ben Ali. Great picture of him in front of Ben's Chili Bowl @ReadysetDC
Quote of the week:
"A naturalist in a hurry never learns anything of value." Gerald Durrell